The bug in our house appears to have taken a hike earlier than I expected it to! The boys are slowly regaining their appetites, and are gaining enough energy to pick fights and whine again. Strange blessing indeed :) They have been napping like pros the last few days, trying to regain some strength. It’s been so nice to have willingness on their part when it’s time to get into bed. I hope it continues… :) This morning we got out of the house to do shop for a few things as we anticipate the arrival of some snow!
Given the fact that I am 25 and have 3 kids 3 and under, I’ve come to expect weird looks and stupid comments thrown my way far more often than they actually are. I guess since society generally dislikes children I just expect people to look down on me for contributing to the overpopulation of the earth (come on, give me a break). Most of the time I get quite the opposite: people smile, comment on how busy a mom I must be, or how cute and well behaved they are. (Cute? Always. Well behaved? Well, they consistently do well when others are watching.)
Alas, today was another story. One older lady made some comment about how I surely must have enough children now: her daughter has two and has her hands way too full – three for me must be plenty, “especially in this day and age.” Whatever that means. Are we dubbing 30 years ago as the good old days, when the world was perfect and family friendly? I’m pretty sure the world hasn’t been a perfectly family friendly place since our dear first parents ate the forbidden fruit. Another comment came from a guy, wanting to claim our table at Tim Horton’s as we were leaving, “You guys got enough kids here?” I know, this could be taken as an off the cuff conversation starter. With the right tone of voice, it could have been. But in the condescending tone with which it was directed at us? No. Not really nice, especially with my kids in earshot, as well as his probably 8 year old son. “Got enough kids here?” What, do you see 40 of them? Because I only count 3.
And in answer to the question? “Yes, for now.” Bracing myself for what will come should we ever have 4 kids.
Letting it go….
Letting it go.