So I am in BigW just browsing, Boo is in a good mood and not whinging he hates any kind of department store, so I feel like I have all the time in the world. I don't really have anything to buy, except for some toddler Sunscreen but I am taking the opportunity to have a look at things I don't usually get a chance too. Seeing if there are any bargain sales I might find. Every now and then singing out loud to whatever song happens to be booming over the loud speakers. I am in a good mood too. I was looking at shoes for Boo when the song ended and a new one started. I think my heart skipped a beat. It was our song. The song Max and I had our "First" dance to at our wedding. I haven't heard our song in quite some time. I wanted to sing along but all I could see where the images of us dancing to it in our wedding video. We had the best day, they are beautiful memories. I was about to start balling my eyes out. I couldn't. Not here. I had nowhere to hide. I pushed the stroller around in circles, not knowing how to cope with this. The tears were streaming. So I did the most logical thing I could think of. I grabbed a copy of The Cat in The Hat and read it out loud to Boo in the most animated voice I could put on. Reading over the song booming into the store. Thinking of nothing else but the words I was reading and watching Boo enjoy the story. I finished the book and the next song was playing. Safe. I put the book back on the shelf, purchased my sunscreen and raced out of the door.
Reminders can be thrown at you at the most unexpected moments. They are unavoidable and you do what you have to do survive them. Thanks Dr Seuss.