a friend of mine calls me when i am in the supermarket and instead of trying to walk with my hands full of a basket, a cell phone and a jasper lilith, i just hung out in a random aisle…
i saw her pulling stuff down and putting it in our basket but as it was a) being done very neatly and b) keeping her quiet and busy and c) keeping her right by me, i let her continue to do it…don’t worry, i put them all back just as neatly and just as quietly…you are welcome 🙂
so i get off the phone and look down into my basket and actually focus on what she put in there and what do you know? it was all baby stuff! we had stopped in the same aisle that the baby things were kept but i still found it interesting that she didn’t go for any of the dog toys or bottles of dog shampoo or any of the other products kept in the aisle…
and here is the really really curious part (well, to me!) – i have been thinking about getting her an insulated sippy cup for her milk and i had mentioned it to her when we got in the truck and again when we were in the store and except for one package of bath toys, the basket was filled with insulated sippy cups!
now sure, it could be a coincidence – brightly colored, easy to grab, recognizable and familiar objects to her, within her reach, etc., etc. but maybe it isn’t…after all, there were toys (toys!) and other neat baby things more easily reachable than the cups…see where i am going here?
maybe jasper is so freaking brillant that she decided to help her mama out while said mama was on the phone…maybe she thought, “oh, didn’t mama want to get me an insulated sippy cup? well, i will just put a bunch in her basket so she has plenty to choose from. i like this one…and i like this one…and oh, i like this one too!”
it could happen! after all, she is descended from tested and tagged genius stock 🙂