A's class celebrated Winnie The Pooh on Tuesday. Although it's 'eat healthier' month at their school, I decided I wanted to get some mini cupcakes for the kids in her class. I went to Party City, hoping to find some kind of cupcake topper and some type of birthday favor that wasn't too expensive for 17 kids. They had nothing worth getting that wasn't going to cost me $30. So, I went to Target. No luck. Winnie the Pooh wasn't welcome on their shelves either. I tried Publix to no avail, as well. Finally, in a last ditch effort, I went to Walmart. The only thing they had were the mini cupcakes with no decorations and Pooh stickers.
I grabbed a package of stickers, two boxes of mini cupcakes, and headed over to the bakery counter in hopes they would have some type of topper I could either get or buy. I explained to the lady behind the counter that A's class was celebrating Winnie The Pooh, and since we have a custody case final hearing scheduled in two weeks, I was trying to do something special as long as I could while we had her.
She looked through the toppers and found some Pooh stuff, but told me she could only give me a few. I asked her if there was any way to purchase some. She said she could sell me a kit, which would be $7. I told her that was fine. As she was counting them out and bagging them up, she asked me "Is her father trying to get her?" I told her she was my niece and explained a little about the situation. She started telling me about her daughter and grandson. Apparently, she's going through something similar. She started crying when she told me she felt for both side. She told me she wished she could talk to K. She said she had been through a lot herself, so she knew how K must be feeling, but felt for the child as well. We were both crying.
As the lady handed me the bag, she told me there wouldn't be a charge. She said she was going to keep us in her prayers.
It's been an emotional ride. Two weeks from today a Judge will decide A's fate. Intense.