I grabbed my back-to-school list and rushed to the van. We were finally going school shopping and I was excited. The only thing I enjoyed more than school shopping was actually going to school! The only problem about back-to-school shopping was that my annoying big brother was along. Adam and I got along well when we wanted to, but when we would disagree it was ugly. We are two years apart in age so he was going into fifth grade and I was going into third.
As we buckled our seat belts, Mom lectured, “You kids need to behave and get along today.”
Together Adam and I replied politely, “We promise Mom, we will.” I understood because it was going to be a long day of shopping ...view middle of the document...
The delicious smell of popcorn hit me as soon as we got into Target, so I ordered popcorn and a hotdog. I inhaled my meal because I wanted to get back to shopping as quickly as possible. After we finished eating, we grabbed a cart and made our way through Target getting supplies, shoes, and clothes for school. It was such a zoo in the store that we spent almost an hour getting everything we needed.
As we made our way toward the check-outs Adam begged Mom, “Can we go look at the trading cards?” because he still had money to spend.
Hesitantly she said, “Sure, I will check out at aisle 15. Make sure you stay together.” When I saw the long line at the checkout I decided to tag along with Adam.
Together Adam and I walked out of Target to a little trading card shop right next to Target. Adam was obsessed with trading cards; he probably had a billion at home and always wanted more. When we got in the store Adam was in heaven. He was busy looking through thousands of cards. I was never really into that stuff so I filed through some basketball cards but I became bored very quickly. About 20 minutes went by and we were still looking at cards. I wondered why mom had not come to get us. I started to become fretful.
A few minutes later I asked Adam, “Where do you think Mom is?”
“I’m sure she forgot something, don’t worry you little baby!” he replied barely looking up from the cards. It made sense so I looked through some baseball cards. But ten more minutes passed and she still had not come.
I panicked and peaked my head out of the trading card store, but I did not see Mom anywhere. I tried to take my mind off things. I was holding a Kent Hrbeck card in my hand looking at his stats when I felt an unexpected tap on my shoulder. I thought it was Adam fooling around with...