Saturday, November 8, 2008

Looks of pity

For those with more than the considered "normal" amount of children (I'd say 4 and up), you probably know what I'm talking about. The looks you get when you go into public and people look at you like "My goodness, poor you." I get them even more since my 4 children are all male.
I got quite a few last night. I took the boys to Walmart to get a few groceries (And get Alex something to keep him warm until we find his coat), and you should have seen the looks LOL My 3 year old is sick with croup (though not contageous, just fighting the cough still), so he was laying in a cart pushed by my oldest. Alex, the 2nd oldest was next to me, and the baby was in the cart I was pushing. Along with all of this you see my totally obvious pregnant belly. I don't think anyone dared to ask if I knew the gender this time (Though I've already been asked quite a bit LOL). The joys of being #5 is I'm showing a LOT earlier. I look about 5 months pregnant right now and I'm only just shy of 12 weeks!
Right now I really need to work on some good comebacks for those individuals who think it is their right to give you their opinion. Such as "Don't you know what causes that?" and "Are you going to keep going until you get your girl?" And "Are you SURE It's not twins?" I'm sure there will be more, as there always is.


Heather Lynne said...

You shouldn't get looks of pity ;) Looks of awe sounds more like it. You have a very precious family!

Oh, and to anyone who asks if you know what causes it ... I say, yeah, we do, and we enjoy it!

Blessed with Blue said...

LOL Heather I'm tempted to use that line. Or tell them that they must be missing out if they have to ask that *heheheh*
Thank you for the comment :) That was sweet :)

Anonymous said...

It's so weird how everybody thinks a pregnant woman is public property... they're meant to be touched and questioned to no end!! I think you're a brave woman - I only have 2 boys and I'm tempted to call 'er quits!

Stacy (mama-om) said...

Hi, I just found your blog through Simple Mom's comments. I have two boys so your blog name caught my eye. ;)

I wanted to tell you that I have had comments from others in public (especially "You do know what causes that, right?") and I've got two kids, who are three years apart.

Some people don't seem to like kids, and don't want to see what a beautiful thing it can be to raise the next generation. I am always shocked by the comments.

You seem to have a sweet family -- congratulations on your pregnancy!

PamperingBeki said...

You are THAT mom. ;-) The one waddling around pregnant with 12 kids in tow... haha! KIDDING!

My response to "don't you know what causes that" was "Yes, and I LOVE it!!". haha!