We all say dumb things sometimes, me especially. I am pretty forgiving and have a good sense of humor so don’t worry about offending me for the most part. Yesterday, however, the Avon lady at the fair said something so stupid that the kids insisted I blog about it. So, here it goes.
(Walking up to the Avon booth to look at the chapsticks with all four girls.)
Avon Lady: Wow, you have your hands full!
Avon Lady: Are you a daycare?
Me: No, they are all mine. (Really there are only four, and they were behaving so it’s not like we were a walking tornado of twenty kids in matching shirts.)
Avon Lady: Are you trying for a boy?
Me: No, we are done.
Walking away as fast as possible I ask the girls if we should try for a brother….they all started laughing and saying things like ” I can’t believe she said that.” “Blog about this mom” and then Enu of course ” I want a baby brother!”.
I was happy that no one was overly sensitive or mad, it just rolled off them and was a funny family moment. When I told Hubbylater, he told me I should have told her we were trying for a tan kid but kept getting black or white.
When telling people I have four girls I often hear the “trying for a boy” thing, but only when they cannot see the girls. I also hear the daycare thing, especially if there are cousins or friends with us making us a bigger group. I have never heard the two at the same time though when the kids are present and visible.
I just have to laugh.