Tuesdays With Tyler: Afternoon Out

On Saturday I felt well enough (finally!) to take Tyler to the mall for boots (finally!).  I didn’t think we’d be lucky enough to actually find boots this late in the season but I at least wanted to get his feet measured so I could find some online.

The sales associate looked at me like I was crazy but Tyler measured a size 13 and they had the boots!!!  With lots of sales and clearance prices too!  My little boy is only four and his feet are already a 12.5!

We also had a Winter coat to return that someone had given us for Christmas.  I held on to the credit, thinking God only knows what size Tyler will be wearing in the spring. He is the tallest kid in his pre-K class!  At least his feet match his height!

Before we left the mall, Tyler wanted to take a ride.  What used to cost 25 cents and was a horse when I was a little girl now cost $1.25 and are race cars and rocket ships with video screens.  What looks like nothing to me is a big ride for Tyler, and I remember loving it too!

Tyler really wanted to go out to lunch.  Because of our financial difficulties going out to lunch is a real treat for us both.  I decided to go to Whole Foods Market.  Oh, how I miss shopping there!  Although I never was able to afford all of my food shopping there.  I still salivate though. They’ve got healthy, interesting lunches and the prices aren’t too bad to eat out, actually.  Plus I know Tyler will eat their baked macaroni and cheese!  I got Mulligatawny Soup and a whole grain roll.

The place was packed and there wasn’t anywhere to eat except for the counter and that had high bar stools.  I helped Tyler climb up the stool, his head was almost level with the counter!

“We are so high up!” Tyler said. “It’s like we’re in an airplane.  Let’s pretend we are flying!”

I love how kids think!  So I did my best “Ahh, good morning passengers we are flying at an altitude of 20,000 feet…” imitation of an airline pilot.  I even shook his chair when there was some turbulence and when we landed.

Just when we were driving home, I remembered how upset I’d been about something that morning and how the whole afternoon with Tyler I didn’t even think of it once. I thanked Tyler for a nice day out and he asked when we could go to the mall and have lunch out again.

“Soon, I hope, honey.  I hope very soon.”

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About mamasick

Emily Cullen is a pen-name. I suffer from chronic illnesses and diseases which include Bipolar Disorder, Asthma, Diabetes and Fibromyalgia. I had battled Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis but there is no longer evidence of me having these diseases and my Rheumatologist has declared them to be "burnt out" of my system. I am separated from my husband, “Grant”. Our son, “Tyler” was born in September of 2006 and suffers from tics and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and is delayed in fine and gross motor skills. In my blog I seek to let sick moms know that they are not the only ones going through this, and to educate people about what can happens when one becomes catastrophically ill. I also strive to break down stereotypes of what a “Welfare Mom” is like. Anything that I have gone through due to being sick, is written on the pages of Mama Sick.
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One Response to Tuesdays With Tyler: Afternoon Out

  1. Tendai says:

    What a memorable day! Thanks for sharing.

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