What I Learned on my Summer Vacation

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

When I walked into the CVS last summer I only needed to purchase one item. Problem was I had no idea where to find it. Because I'd never had to buy one. Now if I were a man I would have a better excuse. But here I was, a 34 year-old woman crossing into new territory. Embarking on the unfamiliar. Taking care to exercise drugstore discretion, while still getting what I came for. Logically I walked to the first place I thought the item would be. The feminine hygiene section. Expecting it to be tucked between boxes of super bullets and overnight napkins.

Except it wasn't there.

I looked around. Wondering how many people knew what I was after. And it wasn't like I could ask someone. Excuse me sir, where do you keep the pee sticks? After wandering the aisles for what seemed like an eternity, I finally found what I needed. My jaw dropped. Are you serious? You want me to pay that much for a piece of plastic garbage? And HOW am I suppose to know if the generic brand is better than the name brand? Seriously, nobody ever taught me this in school. But because I like living AND avoiding jail, I beelined it to the register and forked over the cash.

Since I already had to use the bathroom I figured why not kill two birds with one stone. Take my new purchase with me, do my business, get a clear answer, and move on with my day. It made sense at the time. Except normal bathroom business doesn't usually take that long. So I waited and waited. Until finally I could distinguish a faint blue negative sign. As I exited the bathroom I noticed a concerned man (who I can only assume was the attending supervisor) waiting outside for me. He said nothing, but proceeded to follow me all the way to the exit, watching as I got in my car.

Lessons learned? I now know where every item in CVS is located. However, I can safely say that any purchase made from the family planning section is best used at-home, on the road, in a park, or anywhere outside the premises.

Fast-forward to the end of last year, when the clear blue negative turned to a definite positive. Announcing our first baby, coming August 2014!


  1. This is the greatest news! I'm so happy for you guys!!! Hooray! Think of all the fun you'll have nesting and creating the perfect, darling little space for your new addition and all the super cute little crafty things you can make in preparation. How exciting! (And if there's a non-family baby shower in Utah I will be expecting an invite!)

  2. Congratulations! Such great news for you!

  3. Congratulations! We're so excited for you!! :D

  4. Yay! I was hoping this was your big announcement. So happy for you two.

  5. Thank you all for your kind words. Means so much to have supportive friends both far and near!


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