It's spring break!
I thought being with the littles 24/7 would be a nightmare, but we are having a really good time.
You know what I have noticed? When you are with children, people feel it's OK to get in your business.
I was in a ladies room with the 3 year old and the 6 year old. We were taking care of business when the lady in the next stall felt she needed to shout directions. At first I thought she must be on her phone, but then I realized she was talking to us.
I told 3 year old he'd have to sit down to pee and she yelled "It's OK honey, it's just this one time".
I told 6 year old not to open the door until I was finished and she said "Mommy doesn't want people to see her undressed, sweetie".
Then my 3 year old made an observation about me. . .I won't go into specifics as it was very personal. Let's just say it's a "Special Time" at my house (if you get the code, good. If you don't, too friggin bad). She shouted out "Don't worry honey, Mommy is going to be OK"
Then as we were washing hands, she came up behind 3 year old to lift him to the sink. Umm. .. I've got it, thanks.
Later, we were at a restaurant ordering lunch. The waitress was one of those Flo types -- huge beehive hairdo, pen behind her ear, the whole deal. I ordered grilled cheese and a side of steamed broccoli for the kids. My kids LIKE steamed broccoli. I swear.
She said "Honey, they will never eat it. Get the fries."
"No, we'll get the broccoli, thanks."
"But they won't eat it"
"They'll eat some of it"
Then she ROLLED HER EYES at me and submitted my order.
She also gave my 9 year old a kid's drink, when I ordered a regular. "I don't want him to spill it" she said.
He won't spill it. He's nine. He's nine going on thirty if you want to know the truth. I might spill, but he won't. Who is paying for this anyway?
The kids ate some of their sandwich and some of their broccoli.
"I told you they wouldn't eat it" she said.
That's not the way to get big tips lady.
Then today I got it again.
I was at Home Depot & referred to my oldest son as Jojo. He prefers going by Joseph, but he's my kid and we (sometimes) call him Jojo at home. This old guy in the paint aisle said "Don't call him Jojo -- that's a sissy name".
Oh yeah? I bet your grandson's name is Jordyn. THAT'S a sissy name Grampa.
If you see me out & about with my kiddos, feel free to say hello. But do me a favor & mind your business.