Friday, October 10, 2008
Evie, our miracle baby.
The child has defied all odds and broken all the rules…why should a trip to Babies R Us be any different?
Yesterday I tried to return a pair of feety-pajamas that were given to her months ago. Because she wears a pulse-oxygen monitor on her toe at night, her little feet-sies have to be accessible. I didn’t go into all that, but just requested an exchange at the Customer Service Desk. The sales associate kindly told me that without a receipt, no exchanges were allowed.
Thats the policy.
Ok, I thought. I’ll just save it for a baby gift for a friend.
But then my mom called…in typical “perfect-mother-timing”. I told her my frustration. As the baby of four sisters, the hand-me-down pj’s are getting a little worn and I wanted to get Evie a new pair.
“Honey,” she said, “You go back and start with January first 2008 and show her Evie’s little scar and explain what a pulse-ox monitor is and help her understand why they need to make an exception.”
So I did. The poor sales rep!! I tried to condense it to the Readers Digest version, but it was clear by her glazed expression that I lost her somewhere along the way.
“Just a moment.” she responded, “I’ll need to check with my manager”.
A long pow-wow followed in hushed tones in the corner while I stood there looking like a flake. And Evie of course is babbling and looking like the picture of health!
Incidentally, the manager was very accommodating and we walked out of the store with a new pair of pink foot-less pajama’s.
Oh Evie…you are a high maintenance girl!!
Bathtime…just the sweetest part of my day!!