Whenever my Scottish family or my 'adopted' Danish family get together, all the old funny stories come out. Nothing like a good laugh to get rid of the blahs! One of my favourite stories involves my DDDMIL (Dearly-Departed-Danish-Mother-in-Law) who - like my DDH (Dear Danish Husband) - could be, let's say, a trifle 'distracted' at times.
One morning, many many moons ago, she walked into Viborg town centre, together with my DDH (who back then was just a babe in arms - or, in this story, was just a babe safely bundled up in his pram).
She did her shopping, chatted to a few friends she met in town (as you do in small towns) and, as lunchtime approached, she headed back home.
Got home, unpacked her shopping and suddenly had a nagging thought that, hmm, she had forgotten something... What was it? Yep, you guessed. She had left my DDH in his pram outside a shop! Of course, she went straight back for him. He was still there, sound asleep, no harm done. This is Denmark after all! :P [You know you're in Denmark when...Baby comes too!]
I thought of my DDDMIL and that story when I spied this 'Gratis Hundeparkering' ('Free Dog Parking') box outside a supermarket this morning.
If you put your dog (or child?!) in it, just remember (as they always say on the underground trains here) to make sure to "take your belongings with you when you leave"...
Have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend!