Freebies and Familiar Faces

Yesterday, my mom got this amazing coupon in her email inbox.
Now, you should know that my mom does not like to go to Toys R Us unless she absolutely has to, but she loves me more than she dislikes Toys R Us.  So, she surprised me with this coupon, taught me that F-R-E-E spells "free," and off we went.

Here I am looking at the trains to choose one to take home.  This is Jack, but I had to take lots more down and put them up before I chose...

The Musical Caboose.  I told Mommy that this was the one I wanted.  Then I put it back.  I had to spend a looooong time looking at the trains.  Mommy realized that, since I don't generally get to pick out toys to take home when we're at the store, I didn't know exactly how it worked.  Finally, I really chose...


Mighty Mac!  It was a great day at the toy store.  And Mommy found out that they now carry large Duplo Building Plates, which means that she can get one in person instead of ordering through Amazon.  So we both had a great time, and it didn't actually hurt Mommy to go into Toys R Us.

After that, we had a bunch of things to get at Target.  As soon as we went into the store, we saw a lady holding a tiny baby.  As we were admiring the lady's grandbaby, the lady kept talking about how Mommy looked so familiar, but she really couldn't be that familiar.  The lady told Mommy who she looked like, and as it turns out, it was Grandma.  Apparently Mommy looks a lot like Grandma.  This isn't the first time a stranger has approached Mommy knowing that she must be Grandma's daughter.  It just hasn't happened in a long time since Mommy spent a long time living far away from Grandma.  I guess I should expect it from now on!  Anyway, the lady was really nice and used to ride horses with Grandma when Grandma was a little girl.  Here's a picture of Grandma when she was just a mommy and not a grandma.  She was about 10 years younger than Mommy is now.  (The baby in the middle is Mommy, and Grandpa is on the right.  So confusing.)  Do you think they look alike?

2 comments:

Jamey, Jack, and Norah said...

Two things...

1. My mom wants to know how your mom got that free coupon. She wants to get on that same list.

2. Yes, tell your mom she looks exactly like your grandma. We've always thought that.

See you soon...

Love, Jamey

Jonathan said...

Hi everyone,

My mom found out that she has a coupon to share online. If you'd like it, email my mom or comment here. :)