My faith in mankind is restored !
You didn’t know that it was only my second time tackling the food shop on my own with my two year old and my 4 month old.
You didn’t know I’d forgotten my bags because I was trying to get out of the house with two crying children.
You didn’t know that when I’d found a (non parent) parking space I realised I didn’t have a pound for the trolley.
You didn’t know that when I got in the shop with my 4 month old in a sling and carrying my 2 year old because he couldn’t walk because he’d just woken up. I’d finally found a member of staff to ask for a token for the trolley, only to be told we don’t do that you need to go to the till (with the ridiculously long cue) and get some change. Very helpful!
You didn’t know that I was hot sweaty and cursing myself that I should try and save money by coming shopping when I could have just sat at home and ordered it online.
You didn’t know any of that, you just saw a mummy with two children doing her shopping.
‘You’ve got your hands full!’ She said during our shop.
When she saw us again at the tills, she offered to help me load my shopping on to the belt. I was struggling a little as I had Elijah in a stretchy wrap, and bending over those ridiculously deep trolleys was difficult.
Once she’d helped me put the shopping on the belt she finished putting her shopping on and helped me pack my bags! If you’ve been in Lidl you will know that you have to be an Olympic bag packer to have a hope of keeping up with the till assistant!
I could have cried she was so kind, much kinder and so much more helpful than the staff! She even offered to help me to the car.
This act of kindness made a trip to the shops that could have ruined my day and questioned my ability to parent two children, a lot more manageable !
Thank you so much, and I’m sorry I didn’t get your name, I was still a little flustered from the shopping process and the fact that Elijah was nuzzling and grizzling for more milk!
I promise that I will help the next person I see who has their hand full, and hopefully make their day a bit easier.
Id love to hear your stories, has a stranger helped you? comment below . . .