We can do it

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Are you sure?

One day, back when I was about 5 months pregnant with Brady I had to go grocery shopping. Unfortunately, my husband was working crazy hours again...still...so I had to take the Red Beast and Stinky with me. To some people this may not seem like a big deal. Those are the people who have not met my hellion children. So here I am hugely pregnant (yes I know I was only 5 months along but I got HUGE and FAST with my 3rd pregnancy. Those of you who only have 1, you'll see...) waddling through the grocery store with a whiney 3 year old "I want cookies...I want fruit snacks...I want daddy...I want to go home....I want candy...." Then the little one pipes in. "AHHHH! AHHHH! AAAHHH! MINE MINE MINE MINE MINE!" (He was only about 14 months at the time and "mine" was a gem that was taught to him by his glorious sister) Left and right people were staring at me. Some were glaring, some were looking at me with a pittying gaze, others were just shocked. How dare this woman let her unruly kids into the store?? As if people with terrors for children dont' have to eat. C'MON!
By the time I got to the check out line and was paying for the groceries I had that classic "glazed over and lost my will to live" mommy look. I did not hear the screaming and shouting. I was using all my strength not to burst into tears or to slap my youngsters silly.
Then I looked up and the lady who was bagging my groceries looked at me, looked at my kids, looked at my belly and said, "And you really wanted to have more?"

9 comments:

Jessia Snow said...

I would have slapped the lady who said that! You and Dan make the cutest kids imaginable and the grocery store fun can be sorted out later. Though I will say that you are my inspiration to have my kids more than 18 months apart :-)

Mike, Nicki, and Josh said...

It's amazing. You are truely a magnet for crazy remarks. It's funny how much some folks expect from a 2-4 year old who, just plain "doesn't know any better" when it comes to manners and yet, full grown adults who, "do know better" make rude remarks and glare.....hmmmmm maybe our expectations are out of wack.

Mike, Nicki, and Josh said...

oops....I think it's whack.

Pattie said...

Oh my God! I hope she was just trying to make you laugh and not say something backhanded...OUCH.

kristi said...

Every time I go to the grocery store, or hell any store for that fact, I end up leaving with that same look. Ususally my children suck what life is left in me right out and then they seem to beat me with it!!!!
I have 2 boys ages 3 & 7, I now wait until they are somewhere else before I go to the store just so I do not have to take them, but with summer vacation I have to do what I have to do

Christina_the_wench said...

At least you weren't in tears. I've been there during the second pregnancy and the hormones raging. Oh hell yeah...

Miss Kelly said...

I would've answered her "No, this one is for sale".

Waya said...

When kids say the darndest things, it's actually funny but when stupid inconsiderate adults say the darndest things...it's just darn stupid.

Brian said...

I know exactly what you mean. I have four children. Each time I go to the store they all go from angels to "gimme, gimme" of course, each getting louder and louder to mask the others voices until I am in the middle of an aisle....holding both hands up! Silently, praying to God, for that sanity I lost 8 years ago when the first one was born! But that woman she needs to start praying cause something is going to happen to her....like a multiple pregnancy that will have her asking, "what did I do to deserve this?" hum? wonder what it could have been?-Stephanie