Friday, August 18, 2006

Triplet Watching Etiquette Lesson

To Whom it May Concern:
If you ever see a Mommy with 3 toddlers in a full cart of groceries in a busy parking lot during mid-day-August-in-Georgia heat AND you happen to notice one of the children is in full-on fit mode, another is trying to climb out & the 3rd is seriously contemplating hurling groceries onto the pavement at any moment, PLEASE DO NOT pull up in your air conditioned car, roll down the window and start asking silly questions and making cutesy comments.
Your options are a) offer to help, b) smile supportively or c) pretend you saw nothing and move along.
Thank you!

15 comments:

Teresa said...

AMEN sister! People are SO strange!

Matt and Amy Snow said...

AMEN! I am often reminded of the stupidness of humanity, especially during moments such as these.
Hope your day has gotten better.
Amy

Wendy said...

It's funny how people always feel like they have to comment on things! Hope the day got better. I know how hard things like that can be.

Renee said...

First, I love the pitcure of the monkeys! Second, I 100% agree with you. Been there with our 4 and sometimes just stand there appalled at what has just been said or done by a bystander. Hang in there!

Eagles Wings said...

Amen Sister!

LeslieAnn said...

hahahahahahah! That was GREAT! :)

Bee Bee said...

Let me guess, Ryland fit, Kate climbing out and Parker throwing.

JenMom said...

LOL, Mom...Spoken like a Grandma that knows her babies!

Alison said...

Not such a great day today?!?

Kili @ Live Each Moment said...

not from personal experience (i only have 1) but I can still imagine!

Anonymous said...

I don't even have to have a vivid imagination to imagine this - I can see it quite clearly.

1girl2boys said...

I cannot even imagine a trip to the grocery store. How do you even fit them all in the carts?

JenMom said...

The kids LOVE going to the grocery store! I give them a treat of some sort to keep them occupied. Our Kroger has double carts, so I put two in the front and one in the big basket. I use the small handheld baskets on the rack under the big basket for fragile and maleable things. Canned goods and other well packaged items go in the big basket.

Kate said...

LOL, I totally understand what you are saying here! I used to get the comments all the time when I would have my younger three in the cart (even though they are not triplets but very close in age). Just tell the strangers you are teaching them about consumer economics. That will stump 'em! ;)

MegLogan said...

ROFL... I can only IMAGINE... people are crazy!

Mrs. Meg Logan