Monday, December 8, 2008

Don't touch! Don't worry.

I think that combining my roles of mom and photographer are going to be impossible sometimes. Today I needed to bring a framed photo to the shop where I am now selling work, Williamsville Artisans. But I needed to do so with my four-year-old in tow. The shop is filled with stained glass, hand painted wine glasses and other very fragile items. So, I decided that I would offer McDonald's after the errand if we made it through without touching anything. However, as soon as we got there, Debbie, the store owner, made my son feel right at home and gave him a toy castle to play with while we discussed business. He did not even seem slightly tempted by all of the lovely glass objects when there were battles to be fought and horses to be ridden. I felt such a wave of gratitude toward her. My only difficulty was then, getting my son out of the store and to McDonald's. Toy knights vs. happy meal toy that didn't work? No contest.

4 comments:

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Yay for kid-friendly shops/shopkeepers! I think I would've taken the castle over the Happy Meal too! :)

Meaghan said...

Great blog, Jennifer! And I love your work. Nice to "meet" you.

Jennifer said...

Thanks, Meaghan and T. Allen-Mercado!

Whimsical Creations said...

Hi!! Debbie is great! I know how you feel though. I really do NOT want to take my kids in there. =D melanie