Our local home improvement store has a Cozy Coupe type car attached to the front of the regular cart for bored kids to sit in while their parents shop. My kids turned it into a pirate ship.
We were shopping for new lighting for our recently remodeled kitchen. I stood craning my neck upward to see the details of a fixture when I heard Maddie bellow, “Ahoy, matey! We are setting sail on the seven seas! Keep a fierce lookout!” I turned towards Maddie’s very loud voice to see her standing in the cart, her right foot perched atop the Cozy Coupe attachment. She had one hand on her hip and her other hand was gripping her imaginary pirate telescope. “There is trouble ahead!” she yelled.
“Ahoy, matey!” came Katie’s voice from inside the
Cozy Coupe ship. “Ahoy!”
An older gentlemen stood at the end of the aisle watching Maddie and Katie. Our eyes met and we offered each other a smile, both of us amused at the antics of the two pirates sailing the seven seas.