Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Cashmere in the Street!

Molly, Grace and I were walking down a street in Seattle on our way to a store where I was going to exchange a darling cashmere outfit we received from Grandma for Christmas. Unfortunately, Grace did not fit into the original outfit so I planned on exchanging it for an outfit in a bigger size. On our way to the store, the wind REALLY kicked up. The outfit was in a box in the stroller bag underneath the carrier. Well, the blustery wind grabbed hold of the box and carried it up, up and away - down the street! I started screaming "Cashmere in the street! Cashmere in the street!" Strangers walking by looked at me like I was a crazy person, but none made any attempt to help save the cashmere. (Uhhh, hello. It's cashmere...why was no one jumping on this - literally?) I obviously couldn't abandon Grace in the stroller along the side of the street to chase it down. Auntie M was our only hope!

Molly went tearing down the sidewalk after the box. Sweater, leggings, tissue papers and box lids started flying into the street. Molly's "auntie instincts" were clearly being put to the test. Does she risk life and limb by running into the street to save the cashmere or does she safely salvage any remains after traffic has passed over the outfit?

I must say it was a proud moment. Molly chose what any good aunt would do! She darted into the street, dodged oncoming traffic and managed to collect the cashmere outfit - unharmed. That is, both Molly AND the cashmere were unharmed.

Needless to say, seeing cashmere almost destroyed in front of our eyes was a traumatic moment and it sent our hearts racing. Luckily, it all worked out. Grace will be sporting her new outfit in 3- 6 months and we have Auntie M to thank! Thanks Auntie M!


Molly said...

I do what I can!! Always looking out for you, Grace and cashmere!

Claudia Olsen said...

Sounds like you have Super Auntie!!! Too funny!