Remarks on a third child

I spent the afternoon looking after Garden boy, as his sister sustained an injury at pre-school requiring a trip to A & E. So after an entertaining time at home, I decided to venture out with the boys in the pushchair and Fifi in the baby sling. I was quite enjoying my stroll, however I did get several comments.
‘you’ve got your hands full’
‘looks like hard work’
‘rather you than me’
NO, I’m simply looking after a friends child, and so what if I did have three children, is that anyone else’s business. I was really quite shocked by the general attitudes and looks I received out there on the mean streets. It was almost as if people don’t venture out with more than two children in tow. It was a revelation. A Christian joke now springs to mind; ‘the Bible starts with two people in a garden and ends with a Revelation’, or something like that anyway.
That all said, I am reminded of an incident in Waitrose yesterday when I was pushing the pushchair containing Fifi and supervising Toddler boy with one of THOSE STUPID trolleys designed for toddlers, probably by a man, to make what should be a nice shopping experience into utter hell. From the shadows of the bread section emerged at great speed towards me, a middle aged man. Gesturing in the direction of my tummy he remarked in a sort of whispered tone
‘You’re going to have your hands full’.
He was very lucky I didn’t lamp him with a baguette.


5 Responses

  1. Rebel Mother 19th May 2009 / 10:16 pm

    OMG that really made me laugh!<br><br>Idiot man and a stupid trolley…<br><br>Men have no idea what women go through on a daily/hourly basis.<br><br>Great post though. x

  2. Womanatwork 20th May 2009 / 7:25 am

    I hate those little trolleys too. They always have them in Boots and my boys cavort around the store with them knocking into everyone and everything it&#39;s awful.

  3. The Dotterel 20th May 2009 / 11:59 am

    Hey, some men have to put up with &#39;em too, you know RM! And we get even less sympathy – we&#39;re supposed to be able to drive the bloody things!

  4. Katherine 20th May 2009 / 1:13 pm

    Heelllooo there…given you an award over at my Supply and….blog;. Hope that&#39;s ok?<br><br>Ps Trolleys? Grrrrrrr….!!!!

  5. Mel 21st May 2009 / 12:21 pm

    Your post made me laugh, I have 3! They are aged 14mths, nearly 3 and nearly 5 and those comments have become so familiar, the best thing I have discovered is to say <br>&#39;Yes I have, haven&#39;t I, would you like to give me a hand.&#39;<br>Watch them make excuses and run in the opposite direction.<br><br>I also hate trolleys although the children seem to love them!

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