At Target, Walmart, the dentist office, school parking lot.
Families. Mom, Dad and their children.
Just going about their daily lives. Buying milk, and eggs. Getting a cavity filled. Picking up the kids from school.
They probably think it is nothing special. They may even be frustrated or annoyed when the whole crew insists on traipsing to the Red Box to pick a movie out.
And yet I am extremely jealous. I desperately want to be able to do things as a family. A WHOLE Family.
Has it always been like this and I am just now noticing?
Do families REALLY do so many things together? Not just family fun nights, trips to the park and eating out.
Do they stop off at Pet Co, everyone piling out of the navy blue minivan to buy dog food, pick out a new Betta fish or drop off the dog to be groomed?
Does Mom run into the Quick Trip to pay while Dad pumps gas and the kids hand out of the windows clamoring for his attention?
Do they spend a day off of school shopping, eating lunch, stopping for ice cream on the way home?
That is all I see anymore.
It feels like they are rubbing it in my face.
And my heart aches.
And I am jealous.
I just want to be a family.
All in one place.
Picking out paint samples at Lowes. Shopping for a new dishwasher together.