Thursday, January 06, 2011
Baby and Me
Today I got 2 (!) happy comments from people at the grocery store. I don't know what it is about going to the grocery store, but I must have some invisible sign on saying, "Please make comments about me, my children, and my parenting." I cannot tell you how many times I've heard some variation on the theme of, "Wow, your hands are full!" or, "I don't know how you do it!" I suppose they are trying to be nice, but the tone of voice says something like, "Lady, you are crazy, and just looking at you makes me tired." Ultimately, I don't really care what random strangers in the store think, but comments like that don't really help me feel encouraged and valued. Let's just say that.
Lately, however, we have been attracting more encouraging (if still unoriginal) comments. Such as, "You have the cutest little children," or, "Your baby is so sweet!" or, "Cherish every second of it...they grow up so fast." One day, an older woman at the grocery store (see what I mean? It's always there!) even said, "I really admire you."
Dealing with the little ups and downs of our day somehow felt a little easier after that. Certainly better than having, "you have your hands full!" ringing in my ears.