A Creative Response

I was doing a little shopping at Michael’s Craft Store this past weekend. An establishment, I might add, from which I always emerge with more items than I planned to buy. So I was picking through bins of cutsey stickers and notepads (the latter is a particular weakness of mine) when a little girl, not quite 3 years old, spied my headscarf and piped out loudly to her mother,

“Mom, what is that lady wearing on her head?”

The woman was bent over a lower bin and when she looked up at me, she froze in polite fear. I smiled at the little girl and said, “It keeps my ears warm!” The mother let out a big rush of held breath and repeated what I said with a chuckling tone. Pixie Girl was not done…”Oh momma! I want a scarf for Christmas! I want a big one like she is wearing!”

At this point I had to duck behind another stack of bins because I had to laugh. I was also grateful for saving the poor woman from an awkward moment.

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4 Responses to “A Creative Response”


  1. 1 Amber January 25, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Too cute! Kids are the best!

  2. 2 susanne430 January 25, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    That’s sweet. You showed your kindness by a gracious reply. πŸ™‚

  3. 3 thegeekywife January 27, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    πŸ™‚
    What a great story.

  4. 4 J in VA January 29, 2010 at 9:39 am

    This is a great story!

    I recently was in our public library and a elder volunteer was reshelving DVDs. He cam up to me almost immedately and asked if I was a regular nurse. I am and I asked “but how did you know?” He never really answered that but went on to say how his deceased sister was a nurse and how he missed nurse’s caps. I told him that I thought nurses stopped their caps when they started weraing slacks more. That was pretty much the end of the conversation but I still didn’t know how he decided I was a nurse.

    Hours later I realized that he thought my Garlands of Grace Suzanne style covering was a fabric Operating Room bonnet (can you tell I’m just a little bit blonde and still new to wearing a covering out all the time?).

    (Grin)))

    J in VA


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