9 March 2012
I'll take it!
We have had some funny comments this week when out and about. And some lovely ones too. The lifeguard at the pool who said, "I don't mean this to be patronising, but I don't know how you do it, I'd go crazy!" (My husband's response was, "Well, it helps that we were crazy to begin with, then...") Later the same day another guy struck up conversation with us both, started looking around, and said, "Oh, blimey, are they all yours?"
(Maybe I'm stuck in the past a little, but four doesn't seem that many to me.)
In town on Monday we were stopped in a shop and complimented on our "lovely joyful" children, in the chocolate shop they gave Jenna a bag of free chocolates and said our three are some of the best behaved children who go in there, and in the library a lady we have known for years now told me she rarely meets such polite, kind children.
She told me she had seen a little boy kicking Morgan in the back, and poking her, and she had turned around and said, "Ow, that hurts me, I don't like to be kicked," and when that didn't put him off, she whipped back around and said, "I will not sit with people who hurt me," and moved herself away! (Yay, Morgan!)
I have had a couple of weeks of feeling just that teeny bit negative about how Wild my three big girls are, especially the toddler amongst them. It seems silly to take to heart so much the idea of what other people may think. But gosh, it's such a boost when people can find nice things to say on days I'm feeling a bit down. :)