Yesterday my wife, 14 month old daughter, and myself went and did a little shopping. Our last stop was at Kohls, where I was looking for a pair of shoes and my wife was looking for a purse. I went and found my shoes quickly and then found my wife who was trying to watch our daughter Jenna, and shop, so I took Jenna. Jenna is now walking and so she did not want to be held , but wanted to be fiercely independent, so I let her walk.
Jenna proceeded to walk directly toward the women’s undergarment section. I grabbed Jenna and proceeded to turn her around and walk toward a more manly section. This was not what Jenna wanted so she proceeded to turn me around and walk straight back to the undergarment section. After this happened a couple times, I thought maybe we would have wasted enough time so I went looking for my wife.
Jenna and I were walking down the aisle, with the purses on the right, and the undergarment section on the left. I was walking very slowly because I was holding Jenna’s hand. About half way down the aisle I made eye contact with a woman who was looking at purses sitting on a rack that was about shoulder level. I said hi to her and she said hello. I then realized why I got a strange look. Here was me a male walking very slowly between the purses and undergarments and because of the height of the purse rack she could not see Jenna. After we passed her I heard this, “oh she is so cute, how old is she.” It was the woman looking at the purses, I think relieved to see, that I was not alone walking slowly through the section.