Today my boyfriend and I celebrate our one month anniversary. People tend to judge and say all kinds of things like, “oh that’s not that long yet”, “shouldn’t you count the years not months?”, and so forth. To be honest, I want to celebrate everyday I have with my boyfriend. Because no one knows what’s going to happen tomorrow. Maybe we will still be together, maybe we wont, that’s why I want to celebrate everyday with him.
With that said, we went to Walmart to pick up some groceries for a dinner we are hosting tomorrow. We also got our passport photo taken in Walmart, it only took 10 minutes. As we were paying for the photos, a mother and her three kids walked in. It seemed as the older was around 11 year old boy, followed by a 9 or 10 year old boy and lastly, the youngest, a 5 year old girl. I’m going to assume that they were going to take their passport photos taken as well.
Kindly waiting behind us, the cashier made a funny remark regarding our photos. My boyfriend and I laughed with her. Then my boyfriend added on to the joke and the laughter just escalated. I’m usually careful with PDA’s but at the spur of the moment, I reached in towards my boyfriends face and gave him a quick kiss. My boyfriend, as well as I, was shocked by this. I noticed his eyes widened and so did mine. I pulled away as fast as I could and hoped no one else saw.
“Do you mind? That’s disgusting and there are children around.” I turned around and just before I could say anything, one of the kids shocked me.
“You kiss daddy, is that disgusting?” The 11 year old boy said.
“That’s different honey, I’m a girl and daddy’s a boy.” The mother replied.
“Sean is a boy, I kiss him sometimes. So is Max.” The boy looked at his younger brother.
“That’s different, Sean is your brother and Max is your pet.” The mom was starting to get aggravated by her son and she remained calm.
“My teacher said there’s different kinds of love, you and daddy is the parent kind right? Sean, Ruby and I are the brother and sister kind right? Max and I are the pet kind right? So maybe that’s their kind of love?”
I was completely stunned by the turn of events, I was left speechless but I managed to send the kid a smile. My brother reached for my hand and held it.
“Here’s your photos, have a great day you guys, come again.” The cashier said.
We thanked her and went to get our cart just beside the family. I excused myself but the lady didn’t seem to care and walked right into me and started to talk to the cashier.
“Can you believe that? People these days” The mother gave us a quick sneer. Was again, I was shocked by what happened next.
“You’re right, I can’t believe it, that people can be so ignorant and so judgmental.” Somehow I knew the cashier was directing it at the lady. The lady knew as well.
“Whatever, Can I just get my passport photo taken so I can get out of here.” The mother said, pulling her son closer to her away from us, as if we had something contagious.
“Unfortunately, I cannot take your picture due to the fact that you are wearing white, they don’t allow whites because it blend it with the background.” The cashier stated.
“That’s okay, I have a blazer.” The mother said in relief.
Just she was about to put on her jacket and my boyfriend and I still trying to collect our things and arrange them properly, the camera drops on the floor making a loud bang. Coincidence? I don’t think so.
“I’m so sorry miss, this is our only camera, I have to send it in to get fixed.” There is another Walmart just 5 miles away.” The cashier said this with a hint of smile on her face.
I can only imagine the frustration of the lady, she managed to go through the door before us and left the store in a hurry. We can almost hear her curse under hear breath. That’s when the cashier walked towards us and said,
“I’m sorry about that, you guys are beautiful together and don’t let anyone else make you think otherwise.”
“Thank you so much, I’m sorry about your camera.” I told her.
“That’s alright, we have plenty in the back, plus I doubt this one is broken.” She ended with a smile. Then a laughter. Shocked, we joined in the laughter and went on our way. Thanking her one last time and made our exit. In my head, I was also thanking that kid that stood up for us, I pray to God to bless that child all his life.