I was at Giant Eagle this morning. I had 4 of the 5 with me (Roo was at school), so we were quite cumbersome. I had the limo stroller, and Peanut was holding onto the stroller. While in an isle an older woman was quite annoyed at how much space we were taking up (I was looking for a specific stuffing for our dinner tonight), she sighed LOUDLY, and SWUNG her cart around us....HITTING my sweet Peanut in the face!!!!! What's worse is that she saw what she had done and just kept going!!!!! Miss Peanut was trying to be brave. She had her hands over her face and was trying her best not to cry....but you could see the tears welling up. I knelt down and gave her a kiss and told her it was OK to cry. She cried and cried, and when she was done she asked me, "Mommy, why was that lady so mad at us?" I had no words, because I don't know.
I know we are a lot of people when we go out, but honestly.... I am only one person. My kids are well behaved, my babies are not screamers, and if I take up too much room just ask yourself.... would it be easier for ME to move, or for YOU to move. Had it been a woman in a wheelchair, you bet I would have left the isle and come back after I had done some other shopping, but this was an able bodied woman. She was older, but not at all unable to move around easily.
Sorry for the rant. I was just SO upset over what happened to Peanut. She did NOT deserve the brunt of that old woman's rage.
Reagan is in 1st grade, she loves school and has never had trouble making friends. She's the most smiley and friendly child I have ever met. Reagan loves cats, horses, and most every furry animal in the world. She loves music and is taking piano lessons. Reagan was diagnosed with Epilepsy in July (2010), and is on a regiment of medication to help lessen the amount of seizures that she has. Reagan is a great kid, and we are so proud of her!
My Jedi knight....Ethan is very sensitive. Out of all the kids, Ethan's personality most matches my own. He is very sweet, and shy...but he opens up and is the class clown once he's comfortable with his surroundings. Ethan is very smart, and he loves to play with his Star Wars toys. He's our only true "blondie", and during the summer his hair is almost white. Ethan is extremely loyal, and is a very very good brother...very protective. ;)
Triplet "A", leader of the pack. Laney sees the world in black and white...it's either right or wrong, yes or no...and she has no trouble proclaiming to the world what she thinks is "right". She's the most like daddy in personality. Bossy, (in a good way!). Sweet, Sassy, and LOUD. Laney loves dresses, church, Reagan, red meat, and going to the zoo. She hates green vegetables, and is a big wimp! :)
Addie is our girly girl. She is our only curly headed child, and wasTriplet "B"...pickle in the middle. She's very sassy. She has "Addie-tude". Addie is vertically challenged, even compared to our small kids. She's double jointed, and we plan on starting gymnastics soon. Addie is the most verbal of any of our kids. She LOVES vegetables, and hates meat of any kind. She's afraid of most animals, and has a hoarding issue (she loves collecting things...and keeping them!) She's very smart, very sensitive, and a big mama's girl!
Joel is my strong and silent type. He's the biggest child I've had, length and weight. Joel is non-verbal, and we are waiting an official diagnoses, which will come sometime after he turns 3. Joel is sweet, so so so sweet. He melts my heart every day. He love trains, cars, and really anything with wheels. He likes riding his scooter, and his big wheels trike. He loves to swim, and is a huge fan of ANY food. He will eat more than a grown man. It's amazing.
Josh and I were married in May of 2002, but we started dating in 1996. He is an insurance salesman, and is the best daddy! He loves to play with the kids outside, and has no problem pitching in with the housework. He's manly enough to admit that he likes watching Glee with me. He volunteers at church with the elementary after school program.
Then there was me... I enjoy being a mom, being a part of our MOPS steering team, photography (I make no claims at being GOOD at it!), writing, and organizing. I love being a housewife, and I am contemplating what will happen when my last child(ren) goes to school. I want to be the "room mom" and do all the mom stuff, but a seperate part of me really misses work. I am a cloth diapering, and breastfeeding advocate. I am a child of God. My favorite book of the Bible is 1Peter. I love cats and horses. I love to read, and I am in love with "The Hunger Games" right now. That's about it. :)