What is up with...
Strangers in grocery stores who think it is any of their business what you do with your children. Now, maybe I am a bad mom, but I get comments on a regular basis. Seriously. Sometimes I hate people. Random sampling:
I was at the store with my THREE children trying to get everyone settled. Charlotte is in a carseat at my feet and David is kicking and screaming as I try to dislodge a cart so that I can then strap him into it and thereby make him mostly imobile during our hellish shopping expedition. In the midst of the madness a man taps me on my shoulder and asks if he can give me some advice. Despite the fact that my exasperated look told him please no, he continued. He told me that I had a beautiful baby and that I shouldn't turn my back on her for even a second. WTF?! Her carseat was touching my foot. If he really wanted to help me he could have disloged the cart that was stuck so that I could get my kids into it and move on with my life. I clearly didn't need a distraction right then. Furthermore I am always suspicious of people who comment on baby-snatching. Are they baby-snatchers, since clearly this is where their mind is dwelling?
I have also had people ask me if I plan on having more kids. Why? Because I can't control the ones I have? Since when was family planning a polite discussion at the grocery store?
Don't even get me started on the looks people give me when I am in line at the pharmacy to get my birth control prescription refilled with the three kids in tow.
Speaking of that, why don't doctors just give you a year supply. Why should I have to pick it up every month. Trust me, I am not going to change my mind.
Perhaps I need to shop somewhere else.