Friday, May 1, 2015
A fading tulip and a crying baby at Dogwood Coffee
I'm sitting at Dogwood Coffee on Lake Street admiring the fading orange tulip that's still standing tall exuding good-natured cheerfulness. A woman walks in holding a baby dressed in striped leggings and a brimmed hat, with a pacifier in its mouth that's not doing the job.
Unhappy baby is crying and fussing as Mom props him on her hip while standing at the counter. A man at a nearby table makes a face at the baby in an apparent attempt to cheer him up.
Baby screams and out drops the pacifier onto the floor.
Mom laughs as she picks up the pacifier and the man apologizes as the baby continues to cry loudly.
Mom explains that some people just set Baby off. Even her father has that affect.
Man offers to babysit some day. Mom laughs. Man laughs. Baby calms down.
Mom and now quiet baby go on their way.