Sunday, June 12, 2011

Inappropriate Much??

I ran to the Grocery Store this afternoon and as usual, had the kiddo's with me. At the checkout lane, the clerk looks at me, then looks to Providence and starts laughing. I looked up with a confused stare. He says to us, "You two look exactly the same!" Provi looks to me with a puzzled look. (Most people, us included, say she looks like Aaron.) We just shrug it off and don't say much. He then proceeds with his amazed observation and says to Provi, "You better start saving her old ID's now!"


I respond to him with a cough, and quietly stating (quietly, because I'm hoping that Provi is not understanding this conversation), "Excuse me! She's only 11." To which the bright young clerk laughs louder and says, "Yeah, but you can never start planning for your future too early. (Insert Bevis and Butthead laugh here.) My older brother and I look the same and I've been able to score so much ...."

At this point I cut him off by loudly by saying something to one of the other children and not even letting him finish his highly inappropriate comments.

I actually debated telling the Manager about this situation, but having all the kids in tow, decided to just leave.

I'm not usually surprised by much, but I must say - this one caught me off guard. Kind of like the time a different clerk (in the same grocery store), upon finding out that Malachi was adopted from Ethiopia, asked if he had "AIDS". Cuz I guess all kids coming from Africa do?

How would you have responded? Me??? I think I need to stop going to said Grocery Store.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Name those parents

Yesterday I posted a picture asking you to name that child. Almost everyone got it right! The little one (not born in '98 .... I just was always too lazy to change the date on my camera) was Eden. What gave it away? The nose? The cheeks?

In the same stack of random photo's that were found, I came across another glorious one. Oh the memories. So today's game - name those parents. The dad appears in serious need of a haircut, and the mom could use a good weight loss plan. So what that the babe in her arms was 4 1/2 months old and the next one was already cooking..... YIKES!

Okay .... so I sort of can't believe I'm about to put this on my blog - but then, I did just post that picture, so nothing should surprise me.

I'm not one of those women who gains a cute 15 lbs while pregnant even though I eat everything in sight. No - I was the woman who you could tell by the size of my feet that I was pregnant. I'm also not one of those people that loses weight when stressed. Nope. Not me. So 4 pregnancies and (almost) 2 stressful adoptions later .... I always get a kick out of thinking what this poor shell of a body has endured. (Well, maybe not a kick...) Adding up weight gain and loss since starting to have my many littles - I come to a grand total of about 330 pounds of weight gain/loss combined. Yummy !! Thankfully - they are worth every pound !

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Name that child

Some random pictures turned up recently and I have no idea where they came from.... but it's been fun to flip through them. I don't think I've ever posted pictures of my littles before on my blog .... so I thought now would be as good of a time as any. Aaron looked at the picture and said, "Is this _________?". He had guessed wrong. :)

So I thought I'd let you guess. Name which Britton this is. I'll give you a hint - it isn't Malachi.

The winner receives .... well, nothing. Sorry. But you should still play.