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A Double Dose of Reality at Lowe’s

I saw her there, nearing the checkout line at Lowe’s. She was juggling plants, her keys, a water bottle, and her two dogs. Pugs, to be exact. The middle-aged one was running everywhere, and the little one – a show-stopping, cute little puppy, was doing the same – just in another direction. The poor woman didn’t know where to turn first.

The leashes got tangled around a pole. Her glasses fell off of her head and onto the floor. She spilled her water. The checkout people laughed both with her and at her as they tried to help untangle her pooches from the pole they had wrapped themselves around.

“Oh, I’m so sorry!” she said. “But I couldn’t leave them in the car, it’s just too hot.” The employees finally untied the knots and began petting the pups, and the woman – still fumbling for her keys and picking up the glasses that fell off of her head and onto the floor, yelled: “Make sure you pay extra attention to the big one!! The little one gets all the attention, and the big one gets jealous.”

I looked on for a bit, and smiled. They really were adorable. Then I looked down at my 32-week bump. And all I could think of in this tangle of sweetness, was, “Oh, shit.”

Shit shit shit, shitty, mcShit Shit.

I only hope that people everywhere will be as nice as the staff at Lowe’s was, because this will be my life – just without the leashes. (Maybe.)



Alessandra Macaluso is the author of What a Good Eater! , Lucy the Bee and the Healing Honey, and The Real-Deal Bridal Bible. Sheโ€™s also a Qigong and Tai Chi instructor, and overall wellness advocate. Her work has been featured in several anthologies which can all be found on her Amazon author page, and she has contributed to The Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, TODAY Parents, and many other online publications.

Alessandra is a northerner-turned-southerner, enjoying the south with her children, Penelope and Ciro, and her husband, Greg.

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OMG, is that Miss P??? It’s been so long since I’ve seen a pic of her, she is getting even more beautiful as she gets older!! You look pretty great too

Thank you Aubrey!! Yes, that is her, she is a little lady. I can’t believe it. And I REALLY can’t believe #2 is coming, right around the corner! Time is flying!

Hahahaha. You got this ๐Ÿ˜‰

Let’s pray for each other. Haha

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