♔ ; Her pink-painted fingers graze across the top of the shopping cart. Momma told Charley that if she went to the grocery store and behaved like a big girl, she's receive a treat of ice-cream and a trip to the playground. & In the Barker household, ice-cream is nothing to joke about, especially the infamous black raspberry from O'Reilly's Creamery - the best place to get a scoop in town! With spring having finally arrived and the shorts pulled out from the closet, nothing sounded better than a sweet treat and the slides on a Sunday afternoon. Charley watches as her Momma bags up fruit and veggies, her french-manicured fingers doing everything with precision. She smiles as they make there way towards the dairy section.
"Charley, hun, do you mind getting me a loaf of wheat bread? I'll be over here, getting yoghurt.." her Momma finally utters.
She quickly nods before scurrying to the next isle over. Her little pointer finger taps against her chin as she decides which bread to grab. Quickly, she snatches up a loaf of Nature's Pride Whole Wheat bread. Before scampering back to her Momma, Charley also selects a bag of molasses doughnuts. Normally Momma disapproves of anything overly sugar, but Charley still brings them back with her, with a small bit of hope for a yummy breakfast treat. She looks at her Momma with big puppy-dog eyes, trying to guilt her into purchasing the doughnuts. When Momma nods hesitantly, a large grin forms on her face as she drops the loaf of bread and bag into the shopping cart. They continue to head down the dairy isle, grabbing a gallon of Silk, a carton of eggs, and a chunk of Cabot Extra Sharp cheese.
"Momma? Are we almost done yet?" Charley questions in her most polite manner.
Quickly, Momma explains that they just have to pick up chicken and pasta for tonights supper before the head to the check-out. She smiles as the continue to saunter through the large Publix store and finally make their way towards the check-out. Once all the produce is payed for, the two stroll out of the store and towards Momma's vehicle. Charley quickly hops into the back seat, buckling herself up so they can leave quicker. Momma quickly puts all the bags into the trunk and puts away the cart before climbing into drivers seat and pulling out.
"Can we go to O'Reilly's pleaseeee?" Charley quickly asks as her Momma drives down the paved avenue.