I'm feeling all crafty lately and decided to make the boys their trick or treat bags. I got online and found a free pattern and directions that even a kid can make. I compile my list of things to purchase and off we go.
We get to Joann's Fabrics and I have the triplet stroller, so that leaves me no room to put all my treasures in. No big deal, I can handle it. I also am going to attempt to decorate wooden letters in the boys' names for their room. So I grab all the things I need to get for that project and then off to the fabric section to get the felt. Of course, it's on a huge bolt. I grab it and off I go to the cutting dept. NOONE is in line at the cutting counter. I see a little older lady behind the counter and I sit the bolt of fabric on the counter as it's huge and I'm trying to hold it and push a 50 lb stroller with 65 lbs of boys in it. The lady informs me that I need to take a number. "A NUMBER? You've got to be joking" I said . And then I heard her reply, "yes even if there isn't anyone else here!". Alright, I take three steps and grab a number.
Wait for it.......ready????
Then she asks me what my number is. 23! She starts calling out "Now serving #23". Oh wait it gets better....
Then she gets on the loudspeaker and says again "Now serving #23 at the cutting station!". There I am in disbelief. The whole purpose of shouting out the next number is if that person has moved out of the area...BUT IT WAS ME and SHE KNEW IT. I know I was shaking my head..and I know I was saying WTH in my head (and hopefully not in my outside voice - but it could have happened). I get my yard of fabric, thank her for her outstanding, following the handbook to a tee customer service and walked way...again still in disbelief.
On my way out of the cutting area two little older ladies saw me with the boys and one said, "I feel so sorry for you". I knew this day would come and I've wondered how I would react. I've been on several multiples boards and there are some sensitive women on them. Some get really irate, some have something witty to say as a response to comments like this. I know MOST people don't mean to be mean with their comments about multiples. I was so proud of my response (especially after the cutting fabric incident), I just smiled as big as I could and I said "Please don't feel sorry for me...I love being their mom and it's alot of fun!" I must have surprised her with my response because both of the ladies stopped in their tracks and struck up a conversation with me.
I was hoping to post of my pumpkin patch photos, but they didn't show up in the mail today. Maybe tomorrow!!
It's Friday and again we are jam packed with sport games this weekend! Hope you all have a great weekend!