This morning a friend called and asked if I wanted to take a "field trip" to Costco with her. We piled into her Suburban and off we went.
When I had arrived at her house, our three year old boys were delighted to realize they were dressed the exact same. (brown shoes, jeans and the same brown sweatshirt) Great minds think alike!!
We got a chuckle out of all the comments we got. I'm sure most people have never seen so many little kids all in one spot.
I had the two three year olds in my cart for a bit. They had a hoot pretending they were driving 4 wheelers, dirt bikes and the like.
"Oh wow! You sure have your hands full! TWO sets of twins?!?!", says one lady (I'm not sure which other two that lady thought were twins, but I can see how she would think the boys were twins.)
At least two people asked me if all five were mine. I could truthfully say no, although I did claim my four.
Another time as I sat by both carts with all the kids while my friend ran into the Produce Cooler, this couple came up to me and the woman asked, "We have a bet going...are these all your kids?!?" I smiled sweetly and shook my head "no". Her other half elbows her and says triumphantly, "See! I knew it!!" I should have first asked what the "prize" was for whoever was right.
I had to wonder what she was thinking. There was an 11 month old, an 18 month old, a 2 year old, two 3 year olds and two 5 year olds.
a.) it's not even possible to have that many kids with that spacing.
b.) even if it was possible, I'd be absolutely nuts to take them all out in public all by myself.
I was coming around a diary cooler and this guys says rather loudly to his wife (at this point my baby was done shopping so I was carrying her as I maneuvered my cart around the store. My friend was miles behind me so I only had my 4 with me.), "See that? That's going to be you someday, Babe! You ready for that?" She groaned and said, "Oh no!" He was pleased with my brood. Her? Not so much.
Good thing Costco is an easy place to bring kids and they all behaved themselves for the most part!!