Sunday, April 6, 2008

Our First "Twincident"

So today my mom and aunt are coming from Colorado to spend a week with us. Their arrival is bittersweet as it also means Jeremy is back to work and I only have one more week of "live in" help. I don't know why...but being alone with these 20" people scares the heck out of me. I don't think it's so much the actual care, or that I think something will happen, it's just that there is no break and getting out of the house seems next to impossible! I know, I know..."that's motherhood" is what all of you with children are saying out loud right now. I recognize that. I am just a little apprehensive of the solo days to come. It's my blog and I'll cry if I want to : )
On another note, Jer and I have been getting braver by the day on taking the kiddos out and about. Now that they're "term" and we're past RSV season, we've been enjoying the warm weather and change of scenery. Yesterday we made a trek to Sam's Club to replenish our drink fridge. Believe it or not, this was a momentous occasion. All four of us, braving the Saturday crowd at Sam's...huge! Anyway, since we were out we decided to eat in the snack bar. While Jeremy was ordering I grabbed a table and used the minute to call my mom. It was at this point in time that we had our first "twincident" (aka~a freaky person, doing something freaky on account of the twins). Anyway, while I was on the phone a random middle aged lady strolled up to us at our table and proceeded to lift the blanket off of Abe's carseat. When I saw what she was doing I gave her a funny look. When she saw me looking at her, she stopped and asked if she could see my babies (to which I thought in my head, "Okay crazy!). I conceeded, lifted the blanket and let her gaze away. Anyway, that wasn't the end, she continued to ask me about twenty questions, "Are they identical? Are they boys or girls? What are their names? When were they born? Why are they so tiny?" All while I was on the phone! This wasn't the problem though. One of her last questions was "Where did you get their hats?" and then she reached in like she was going to touch Abe's face. I swear, at this moment EVERY nerve in my body screamed "DON'T TOUCH HIM!!!" Thankfully...she stopped but only about 1/8 of an inch away from his face. She must have forseen me doing the Exorcist head spin had she touched him. Or maybe her common sense kicked in. Whatever. The point is I didn't have to Purell Abe's face, she didn't have to see my head spin, and security didn't have escort any of us from the building! Whew! This twincident made me think though. What should I do in a circumstance like this? I'm used to people spouting off forward questions from when I was pregnant. Trust me..."Did you use fertility treatment?" is not a question you ask a stranger! What I'm not used to though is random people touching my precious cargo. How do I respond?!? Is it rude to ask people not to touch them? Do you just grin and bear it and deal with the problem as soon as the person turns their back? I want to exhibit patience and kindness no matter what, but sometimes people make it hard! What to do! What to do! For now, I guess I'll just rely on the head spinning and green spew.

1 comment:

carol said...

People have no boundaries anymore everything is free range..And as kind and patient as you were with this lady it is NOT rude to tell someone especially a stranger that you would prefer them not to touch the babies!!

I'll makes hats that have on them "look, but please don't touch me"!! Sound good!! -Carol AKA Mom#2