If you don’t know where this quote is from, then… well… I just don’t know. Look it up on Google. You’re truly missing out if you haven’t seen that movie.
Last week my daughter, my toddler, and I were on our way back to the car from shopping at Trader Joe’s when we heard a bunch of sirens. I turned to my daughter and said, “What if you saw people running in the parking lot attacking other people right now? What would you do?”
Disappointingly, she replied, “I’d run back in the store, grab as much canned goods as I could, and then run back to the car.”
I stared at her for a minute and then asked her, “Seriously? There. Are. People. ATTACKING. Other. People. Right here in front of you in the parking lot, and you want to run back in the store instead of getting in the car, locking the doors, and then driving like mad back home?”
She replied simply, “Yes.”
Now I understand that she’s thinking we need to make sure we have food, and she did explain this, but that is not what I would do. I just chalked it up to it being because I’m a mom and she’s a kid. Two completely different thought processes and priorities going on.
So I told finally told her as we were getting into the car, “Well, I just may have to leave you behind then.”