This immediately brings to mind perhaps the first moment Madison and I had some crazy fun together - it was in a Wal-Mart, but on the other side of the world...in China. I can remember us now, only a year ago, zooming in and out of aisles with that weird grocery cart that could move sideways and forwards and every which way. Madison smiled a lot that day, giggling as Daddy made a fool of himself spiraling out of control in the video department. Here below is a photo of the Wal-Mart in Nanning.
It was probably her first shopping experience! Her tiny hands were reaching out to touch anything they could. We moved from floor to floor on a moving, inclined ramp that accommodated the carts as well. We found the toy section and that blew her mind - Daddy wanted to get that video of Jackie Chan (Forbidden Kingdom), but he settled to wait until we got back to the States. We did get her a few hard cover children's books, which she still has - and also we knew we needed a large suitcase for carrying a few MORE things back home. We still have that suitcase...
It was a very interesting day, where Mommy had to interpret with all the other mothers what types of diapers and formulas were inside the packages based on the Chinese writing outside.
All our previous days featured Chinese national landmarks such as the Great Wall or the Forbidden City. That day's big journey: Wal-Mart!