Thursday, June 18, 2009

Funny Things People Say

Since I can't capture every funny look we get, I thought I'd share some of the funny (or insulting or ignorant, etc.) we've heard from people since Little Man has come to live here in the past week:

In the McDonald's parking lot where a creepy man (who was sitting alone in the play area watching my kids play) approached our car:

Him: How old are your kids?
Me: 1, 3, 3 and 5.
Him: (in an enlightened voice) OH!! They're twins!
Me: Have a nice day!

A custodian walked by while we were having lunch with Eric at school:

Her: Well, you don't have to tell me whose boy that is; he looks just like his daddy!
Me: Oh, you know his daddy? Uh-huh.

I had a tube put in my ear this week. The ENT's take on our Foster Parenting:

Him: Well, you're a glutton for punishment!
Me: Wait, you can't say that to me! Some people could say that to me; you're not one of them! It feels like that sometimes.

Annabelle & Ella Grace also had ENT appointments this week (genetics, I guess!):

Receptionist: Three girls and a boy!
Me: Yup!
Her: It's amazing how different he looks than they do!
Me: He has a different daddy. He's a foster child.

While at Chick-fil-A (don't judge me for all the eating out this week; we've had five doctor's appointments!); the girls returned from the play area to get a drink of their lemonades, Little Man and Katie were seated at the table with me:

Man at the table next to us: Those four kids aren't all yours!
Me: Yes, sir.
Man: You're not old enough to have that many kids!

Thanks, mom...genetics again!

Side note: the slashed statements are what went through my mind, not what I actually said aloud!

1 comment:

Anna said...

I got a laugh out of that! BTW, got your message and will be emailing you soon....