Thursday, May 8, 2008

I don't know how you do it.....

Or, "You've sure got your hands full," or "Wow, that's a lot of work" and my personal favorite; "I would never leave the house." I hear these phrases at least 10 times a week. Which basically boils down to every time I leave the house. I hear it from neighbors, strangers in parking lots, cashiers, the postman and other Mom's with less kids than me. That is *if* they can stop staring at us long enough to actually comment at all. You would think they've never seen a Mom with 3 little kids before... or is it the blond hair and big blue eyes? But I digress..... people say it like I have a choice. Yes, having 3 kids 5 and under is a lot of work. I'm quite aware of having my hands full too. Oh, and yes, I do feel lucky to have some of each sex, and no, we're not having anymore - but thanks for asking.
I'm getting wiser, with age though. I can feel it. If nothing else, I am learning what things I will think twice before I say to another human being. It's kind of like when I was pregnant, and every. single. person. asked if I knew was I having, was it my first, did I have names picked out yet, did I know what I was in for.... blah, blah, blah.
Greg doesn't get these comments, he just gets the 'divorced Dad has the kids for the weekend' type stares when he goes out with the kids. It makes me laugh, because he wears his wedding ring, so I don't know why people would think that. And, he only has 2 of them.
On another note, I'm going to a Mother's day crop at a local scrapbook store for Mother's day. I'm excited, since I haven't scrapped since I was at scrap camp, and just barely got unpacked this past weekend. I definitely need to do something creative so that I don't kill.
Everyone have a wonderful Mother's Day, and hug your kiddos tight!


Cheri Pryor said...

I had 3 kiddos under the age of 5. And I managed to get out. What's the big deal? lol!! I always remember feeling slightly better than a circus freak when I was out with all 3. I know that which you speak of! lol!

And your kiddos are WONDERFUL.

Anonymous said...

I hear those words a lot myself even though they are older one does have Autism. Its like we should keep our family at home until they are at least 8. You do have beautiful kids though, Have fun at your crop.

Amy Chomas said...

I hear ya! Try having 4 lol! Ok, well you don't want to do that, but you know what I mean!!! People act like I just told them I have 2 heads? Seriously, people do it all the time!!!
We need some good come backs!!!

Sonda T said...

hee hee on the comments girl. ;)