Last week Claire and I were invited to go to a local children’s museum along with two other ladies and their children.  After the museum, we headed to the Chinese supermarket – something we all love to do not just because it is fun to share in our childrens’ heritage, but because it’s always fun to pick up yummy things to eat.   Anyway, while I was off scouring the bean aisle another mom ran to get her camera to capture a funny shot of the kids.  I came over to see what was so funny and saw this:

This, is in and of itself, funny and cute, eh? I do love watching Claire bond with her friends, especially when smashed in a grocery cart – no one wanted to be left out! 

But for Claire, in particular, my mind instantly flashed to this image:

This ain’t her first rodeo – in a grocery cart, anyway.  When she was 3 Claire was part of a fund raiser for her orphanage.  I don’t know the particulars of the event (maybe someone out there who knows more can fill me in on the details!) we just have a few snapshots.  I do know that it is funny that life repeats itself now and again.  I mean, what are the odds that I would have a picture of my daughter, before she was my daughter, crowded in a grocery cart in a Chinese supermarket, only to unintentionally find her in a parallel circumstance two years later?  I realize it’s not a big deal.  But to me, somehow, for some reason that I can’t quite put my finger on, it’s kinda cool.