Wednesday, June 17, 2009

"I sure hope you are babysitting!!"

This is what the um, older lady said to me as we walked by in Target today.
"I hope those aren't all YOURS!!"

(Now, those words came at a great time, actually. I was severely distracted by trying to push the stroller with Caleb and Noah "helping", and also trying to "guide" the cart that Emma was pushing.)

Huh? What? Oh, yes, someone is speaking to me. Smile.
"Oh yes, they are all mine."


Harrell said...

If it makes you feel any better, I'm glad they are all yours:)

sarahgrace said...

Can't wait till I get those type of comments myself!
Fortunately, I'm mild mannered and dislike confrontation, so I'd probably say the same thing in reply- though it would honestly be tempting to retort with some sarcastic remark.

Seriously... I don't understand why people think four kids is SOOO many. Guess all we can do is laugh, right? ;-)

Andrea @ The Train To Crazy said...

Well, that was handled well! People say the strangest things sometimes.

Christine H. said...

I agree with Sarah...I don't know why people think 4 is a lot. I also don't know why people make such comments. But if it makes you feel better, it hasn't changed in 40 years. My mom used to take 5 or 6 of the 7 kids she raised to the store with her, and she said people said the same thing, "Are THOSE all yours?!!!!" And they weren't asking a question, as much as making a statement. Discretion people, discretion.

Christine H. said...

BTW, I've been thinking about you. I am scrapbooking Amber's 5th birthday tea party and I have fond memories of you coming to my rescue with the kids. I hope you are having a fun summer.

Tonya said...

I just had a comment like that at the pool yesterday! An older man said as I got in the pool with the 4. "Those can't all be yours." I said, "Yep they sure are." Then he said, "God bless you." and gave me a nice smile. I think they look like brothers and sisters and if one is calling me mom then I think you should know they are all MINE :) Though I think he was saying it as a compliment as I don't look like I had that many or I'm young yeah I will take it as a compliment in that way and so should you ;)