Baby Shopping


Today I spent most of the day shopping. First of all in Géant Casino the local hypermarket, where the mission was to buy a cot and mattress for the nursery. We also ended up with a water thermometer, a baby bath, some sheets for the bed and more baby clothes. That combined with the regular shopping meant it was quite a job carrying it all back up to the flat. Some neighbours arrived back at the same time as us and surprised us both by stopping to offer us a hand. Usually just a “hello” is all we get. I suppose Yasmina being pregnant forces people to think a little more about being helpful.

After lunch, a trip out to IKEA for a chest of drawers with a special fold-down top which leaves a space for changing the baby. Any time we go there there are extras which appear in the shopping trolley… and today was no exception. Also came a special baby change mat and a baby towel. At the till, the cashier asked an old woman in front of us to let us pass through first. She didn’t want to, which rather proves that sadly not all people think more about being helpful. The cashier was quite upset about it, but she had her own selfish reasons for that – she let on that her boss would be cross with her because company policy is to prioritise the tills for pregnant women and those with young children.

By now you may be asking yourself what the cat has to do with all this. Well, he’s the boy of the household at the moment, and a right mischief. He’s pictured under the desk at which I am currently typing, sat on top of the PC and making sure he misses nothing by pulling down the piece of material which was put there in order to keep him off the machine in theory. That really worked. His place as leading mischief maker is in jeopardy every day we get closer to the day when the new boy will be at home!


  1. I work in retail, and I think its so annoying when customers are inconsiderate, People don’t seem to understand that I don’t make the rules.
    Anyway, congrats on the baby!

  2. Simon

    14/8/2005 at 11:27 am

    Thanks for the comment. I can’t understand how so many people are willingly blind to others. It’s such an egotistical world we live in. On public transport, it seems only those who are already in most need of the seats are willing to give them up. I have yet to see someone young and healthy looking offer their place to my pregnant wife. That’s just crazy.