Monday, June 19, 2006

Too Many?

The other night we went out to dinner and the hostess asked how old the children were. "Six, three and one," I told her.

She looked at me and asked, "Are they all yours?" with a look of surprise on her face. I was holding The Toddler Girl in front of me, so I'm not sure if she could tell that I was pregnant.

At the time I thought she was amazed by the number of children, although three really doesn't seem like a large family even nowadays. Therefore, I've decided she was really shocked that someone as young looking as I am could have three children.

La, la, la....

Permit me my delusions, okay?


diane said...

Good heavens -what on earth makes people think they can make remarks like that? You *are* very young-looking, it's true - that has to be it!

MarcV said...

It has to be the "happy mommy" glow.
Also, it was early on in the meal, before the youngsters decided how they would bother each other.
[I had a difficult time with just one six-or-younger going out to eat where they did not say "biggie size that?". I can't imagine taking three. Well, I could but it's kinda scary.]

Lenise said...

Hey, not only are you young-looking, you're YOUNG. I am sure that's what she meant.

blair said...

I am sure that it is because you look so young!

Kim said...

Hehe, I love it! Sometimes comments like that strike me the wrong way, but I'm learning to just be proud of the fact that yes, I have a whopping large brood of THREE and I don't look like I should be old enough to have THAT many!
This weekend, I was standing in line at a public bathroom and a woman in front of me starts a pleasant conversation with me. I mentioned my six year old (who was not with me) and the lady says, "You don't look old enough to have a six year old!" Lol, so I start my spiel, with a smile of course:
"Actually, I'm 32 (and a half!), have been married for 13 years, have an 11 1/2 year old, 6 year old, AND a 5 year old.:)"
Then it just made my day when she told me that she thought I was 18, lol!!!
Must be my new haircut...I have bangs now for the first time in 10 years!

Busy Mom said...

Then there are those of us who get asked if we are our kid's grandparent...

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