So, this post my friends has absolutely nothing to do with decorating! However, I do find fun things to decorate with here so I am there often. I just had to write this on my public blog to in some small way feel like I was being heard as it goes out in space! Here is a letter written by me to Walmart customers.
Let me please set the stage for you...I have three kids! I had all three kids in 2 and a half years. So, I have a 4 year old, 2 3/4 year old and an 18 month old. We are usually in a double stroller with my oldest holding onto the back or the side. And then there is me! I am pushing all 80 pounds with a HUGE smile on my face! Now lets begin...
Dear Walmart Customers,
YES I have three kids. No, none of them are twins! I gladly had all of them this close together. Is it any of your business if I planned it that way? Do I really need to share my reproductive habits with you? Oh, and if you are wondering, yes, I am very well aware of how this happens! Do I need to say more?
To the sweet man in the bright turquoise sweat pants. I am sorry that you are only a grandpa of two and can't handle it. It however, does not mean that I can't handle mine. As you shake your head no and then ask "how do you do that?" Please let me explain. I love my kids. We get up and get ready everyday only to do that greatest things ever! For example, with my job I get to go to the children's museum, zoo, parks, bounce houses and anything else that I and my kids want to do! As I kindly walk away you keep talking to me. Maybe you are just too intrigued with how I live my life. Is it really that big of a shock that I have three? I kindly just reply to you again "the more the merrier!" You laugh and finally, finally go about your business. I wish I could of told you I was pregnant with triplets...only to see your shock then. However, because that is not the case I just continue to walk away.
To the sweet lady who happens to be my lucky cashier for the day. Need I remind you that yes they are all mine and none of them are twins. Need I also remind you that I am the mom. I am the only one who can yell at the is I choose to. I try not to however, and so I would like that same respect from you! I am very well aware that is gets annoying when my sweet 2 year old becomes a broken record and wants her piglet. You only hear it for 2 minutes. Therefore, if you are not the one to listen to it for 24 hours a day I would ask you to please be patient and not yell at her. Oh, and if you didn't hear her thank you, need I remind you that I am the mom. If I want her to say it I would ask her. Please don't demand that she say it to her brother. Take my thank you to be good enough. Thanks!
To all other walmart shoppers that feel so inclined to think that I need help. I don't! I can very much handle what I have whether it looks like it or not. This is the life I have chosen to live. I love my kids. Yes, I may look like I haven't slept for days and may be in sweats, however, I am still the mom. Let me remind you that only a short time ago three kids was considered a small family. So, please look at it in that light. To all other shoppers who shake there heads, gasp in horror, laugh, tell me I am wrong, or yell in pure shock please don't. It brings way to much attention and my kids asking me a million times "what happened mom?"
Thank you kind customers for reading this letter that is written very much out of love. Thank you for giving me each time a different experience shopping at the same store. May you remember the advice I share with you and next time you think to shake your head, please just smile as I walk by and then do you shake, yell, laugh and comments to yourself. Thank you so much.
With much love,