June 2, 2011

Another dime for my jar.

I finally went grocery shopping for the first time in about, oh... three weeks.

Yea, it was getting bad. Which is why we had a really special dinner of Little Ceaser's Hot n' Ready pizza on Memorial Day.

Anyhow, the kids were in bed and since Hubby was painting down in the basement, I took little Claira with me.

At the check-out line, a pregnant lady asked me how old my baby was. And despite the fact that Claira was dripping in pink, the question was still put forth in a "how old is he or she?" form.

I just knew I should have stuck a big ole' flower on her head before we left.

Whatever. But I've never known anyone with a boy who's dressed him in pink.

Just sayin'.

Anyway, when I told her she was about two weeks old, her eyes got really big and said, "Wow, shouldn't you be at home, you know, kickin' back and relaxing? Getting a massage from your husband or something?"

HA HAHAHAHAHA..... oh wait...... were you being serious?

I tried not to choke on my own laughter as I swallowed it down. Such an assumption about my husband... ha ha! *snort snort* She obviously knew nothing about us. (Sorry babe, but you know its true. Neither one of us are big massage givers)

And I was seriously starting to think she was a first time mom. 'Cause as all of you out there know, there's no such thing as" kickin' back and relaxin'" when there are other kids to take care of.

So I just jokingly commented that that hasn't really happened in the whole of my child bearing experience.

Then she asked how many kids I had.

So I told her, five.

I almost said it along with her when she replied, "Oh wow! *insert awkward pause here* You don't look old enough to have five kids."

"Yea.... I get that a lot".

*clink* And there's another dime for my "you don't look old enough to have four five kids" comment jar.

Maybe I will be able to afford to get Hubby that big screen television he wants for his birthday after all!

Or... not.

16 super cool people speak:

Saimi said...

Silly girl, that extra dime in the jar goes towards your massage, you know like at the spa kind!!

Have I told you how much I love Claira's name? I've always loved that name, just never had a girl to use it on.

Royalbird said...

Seriously don't get why people would think someone would have a baby boy all dressed in pink with pink blankets and everything. I've had people ask me if my baby was a boy or girl when my baby boy was wearing a blue shirt that said "Baby Boy" across the front.

Stacy said...

I've been thinking about you lots. Glad the grocery shopping is done, and hope you're making it work with 5! And here, I'll contribute: "You don't look old enough to have 5 kids!" Cha-ching!

Sue said...

You don't even look old enough to have three kids.


Jocelyn Christensen said...

Yeah, maybe you want to think about upping that to a quarter!:)

Ben, Heather and kids said...

kick back and relax?! muahaha.. where to people come up with this stuff!? or maybe i missed the memo on making your teeny tots be self sufficient ;)

The Tolmans said...

Who ever get's time so relax. Not even when we are sick do we get a break! And hey I really want to do dinner for you guys, I left a message on FB but you probably check this more often. Let me know when a good night is and I will bring something over. No pizza a I promise :)

M-Cat said...

A dime? That's it?!

Start putting a dollar man, you got FIVE kids!

Charlotte said...

My favorite comeback was to tell them I had 5 more at home. THIS was a HUGE break for me. Watching peoples perplexed faces never got old.

Vanessa said...

Massage? Hubby does not know what it is... Someone asked him how often he rubbed my feet while pregnant... We both just looked at each other and laughed. That's why I get pedicures. Let someone who knows what they are doing do the rubbing. And you are so right. There is no kicking back, I would have laughed too.

Neisha said...

yep, she for sure has to be a first time mom!

Cheeseboy said...

It must be all that Hot & Ready. Keeping you looking young!

Amy said...

You gorgeous thing, you. Maybe you really should start a "dime jar".

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

Haha, you totally need a dime jar!!! My mom had 10 kids and looked 25 so people's jaws hit the floor when she told them. It's pretty funny!

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

So funny! I use to hear the "you look too young" comment all the time. Then, just a year or two ago it stopped--completely. Hmmm...

I love all of your stories. They remind me of my own crazy life. :)

Carrie said...

I say go for quarters but make THEM pay it. That way, if they say something, you can make them feel silly for being just another person who says what everyone else does. i always hate being lumped into that group and not being an individual;) Haha!

PS> What's grocery shopping?

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