8.29.2007

funny ebay lady.

if you need to laugh, check out what this mom of six had to say on an ebay listing. it's one of the funniest things i've read in a while. perhaps it just feels that familiar even though i have four.

very often, i feel like a spectacle walking around with four kids. all the time people ask, "are they all yours?" or "how many kids do you have?" the last one is usually when we're at a park or something and they see me holding elliot, then abigail comes over and asks me to read a book to her or push her in the swing or play with her, when she leaves oliver comes over to show me how much sand is in his shoes or shorts or hair, when he leaves nic comes by to get the baseball or frisbee or soccer ball. somewhere between the third and the fourth kid, observers begin to worry that every single kid there actually came from my womb! it's pretty funny. especially when i overhear them saying, "they have four kids" as they nod their heads our way.

anyway, this is my life. when i'm not in a chaotic moment, i can laugh at the chaos. but, i will say, it's much easier to laugh with another mom who i can relate to...
read her listing. you'll then know why i'd rather grocery shop at 10 pm than take all of my kids.
peace.

7 comments:

Our Family of Five said...

Oh I totally agree. Only I get up on Friday morning and head to the grocery store at 6:30 am so I can go without kids. Crazy I know....... but what's the alternative? Crying baby girl because she sees the dog toys and think they're for HER to chew on or boys asking 'Are we almost done?' and 'How much longer mom?' only about a hundred times. Oh let them sleep in peace while dad's still home and let me go to the grocery store and get in and out in half the time and still have a little sanity left! :)

The Hiatt Family said...

That was hillarious! I feel guilty-we only have two kiddos and I order my weekly groceries on line at Harris Teeter; do your stores offer that fabulous service? If they do, try it out-I love it!

jess said...

that was hysterical...i had to copy on my blog, too!

the husband said...

you should also explain that while having 4 kids at 34 is somewhat unusual wherever you live. but here, its is totally alien. most people, who want kids, have their first, and usually only child around our age, so it's really funny to watch mouths drop when we tell them we have four.

and it's especially confusing to people because katie is so beautiful and un-mother-of-four-looking!

Angie Davis said...

pretty funny. i bet her blog readership skyrocketed (her blog is mentioned at the bottom with comments from others).

i see now see why you would rather shop late or online. i think i would rather go with charlie than 4 kids, but he hates his carseat and usually screams the whole time. not fun. but everyone parts like the red sea for me to pass, and the cashiers seem to move quicker. but then an asphalt parking lot in 105 degree heat isn't fun either...

it also took me a second to realize what you meant by "peace" at then end. at first i thought you meant something like "yo, peace out". i was really scratching my head for a second over that.

Lizard said...

I read the ebay post out loud to Andrew and I wept I was laughing so hard. I could hardly get through the part about how moms put their hand in front of their kids mouths. Hilarious.

Lizard said...

I shop at night.