Posted by: Deanna | September 1, 2008

Boredom Has Reared It’s Ugly Head

By Sunday evening, Mary had finally reached boredom. She sat on the couch with her coloring book in her lap, her feet up on the pillows and a piece of notebook paper in her hands, folding it, unfolding it, flipping it over and over, tearing tiny pieces from the edges.

“Are you bored, Mary?”

Ummm… yes.

So, as she fiddled with her paper, I found Bill at the computer and told him we needed to think of something to do. He works Monday, we would have no car.

We decided to see if Mary wanted to hobble out to the car and go to the store. She needs practice on her crutches for school and she needs to get out of the house for a while before she plans on catching the cat and yanking his hair out for lack of anything more interesting to do.

Mary was up for the challenge, so I helped her get dressed, brushed her hair and off we went. She was afraid to hop over the rail for the sliding glass door to the patio outside, but Bill helped her and she made it to the car without any trouble. We propped her up in the back seat and off we went.

We headed to the WalMart over on 17. It’s farther away from us than our normal Wally, but it’s bigger, with wider aisles and hopefully, it wouldn’t be as crowded as the one by us.

I stopped in front of the store to let Bill and Mary get out. They headed inside to find a wheelchair while I parked. When I got in they were waiting for one to be brought over. What a sorry piece of equipment this wheelchair was. Bill had to hold it open to push it so the wheels wouldn’t rub against the seat. I can only imagine someone that had to operate the thing on their own and how difficult it would be.

We wandered around, looking at all of Mary’s favorites, which include, of course, anything even remotely resembling Hannah Montana. It was well worth it, though, to see the smile on her face. Being out did her a world of good!

From there we went to Kroger in search of some fruit. Here Mary got to drive!

She did really good! She didn’t knock down any displays, run over any children or old people and was very concerned about hitting anyone coming around the corners. The most frustrating part for her was not being able to get close enough to the bottom shelf where all the Hannah Montana books were! She got a quick lesson in grocery cart parallel parking and managed to take a look at the books.

While in the checkout lane, which she managed to navigate the cart through like a pro, we found the elusive 1.0 strength reader glasses that we’ve been looking for! And, as a bonus, I found a pink pair! Mary was thrilled! This may change, though, once she wears them at school, but we’ll cross that bridge when we get there.

We headed home. Mary had tired herself out, but had a good time doing it.

Modeled this way just to humor mom.

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Responses

  1. Hi Mary, You did great riding around Wal-Mart… it does make you feel better to get out of the house.. Good luck with school tomorrow..What school do you go to?? Rest up before then, I will check in with you tomorrow… Hugs, Baba

  2. WOOHOO I hope you do as well navigating around school!
    HUGS
    Debi in NJ


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