Okara Polworths and Postie are the stores of the week!
In Polworths both boys (Zak 6.5yrs and Callum 3yrs) had a blast getting animal cards with Trish, and sitting all cozy with Karen on the couch looking at Zak’s insect book. Zak is a happy shopper if he is able to chat to everyone and share whatever book is his favourite for the day. Both boys now go straight into the shop ahead of me and head straight for the couch – leaving the attendants to ponder when the mother is going to arrive in the store He is being trained not to talk when other customers are in the store
Mea, in the Postie store, was an absolute legend! Her adventure with my boys began with accepting an insect sticker from Zak and sticking it on her hand. I thought this could start the beginning of a fabulous shopping experience, but unfortunately only Zak wanted to start the budding friendship, and Callum wanted to proceed at causing chaos in the store. After several items had to be retrieved off the floor I had a sinking feeling that this wasn’t going to work after all – and I had been able to locate several items to try on which make it more discouraging. Fortunatelymagnificent Mea was still hovering around, and I suggested to the children that they follow her around for awhile so I could try the clothes on. To my relief they happily totted after her, and bless her heart, she announced to her merry little band of males that they were off to see something more exciting – the kids’ clothes section! Zak came back with a couple of tee shirts for him and Callum, after which I sent them off again to look for sweatshirts and PJs in their size. Mea acted like the Pied Piper of Postie and called out, “Come on boys!”, and they obediently followed. I was able to try things on in peace and make some wise shopping purchases rather than rushed ones because I just want to be able to buy something and escape with the noisy little beings as quickly as possible. On reflecting on this experience, I’m going to get the boys colours done, so this will hopefully open up a whole new shopping experience with Zak leading the way with the help of an assistant to get clothes for him and Callum while I shop for myself…we will all be happy shoppers!
Well done ladies – you are all amazing!!!
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