Thursday, September 13

And that comment was ok because.........??

So I am at Walmart yesterday will 5 children. (I know I am brave huh??) 3 of mine, and 2 others that are younger than mine. They all have blonde hair and COULD belong to me, but I was just babysitting the other 2. So a lady comes down the aisle and passes me. She then proceeds to back up her cart and say, "I have to ask, are all of these YOUR children??" I said no that the 2 younger ones were not. She then says, "Well, I was going to say - there is such a thing as birth control and I could tell you how to use it." Ummmm........WHAT???? Why is my birth control or lack thereof and of HER business??? Well, to answer it isn't. Her question irritates the fire out of me, but what was the MOST upsetting was MY response. I chuckled and smiled!!!!!! It makes me mad just thinking about it. I wish I would have said, "There is such a thing as manners and I can tell you how to use them." Of course this is a good 20 minutes after the fact that I think of this cute little dig to say. UGH!!!! Next time I am going to wear a sign that says MY SEX LIFE IS NONYA BUSINESS!! Or would that be trashy?? :)


  • Well- I do that all the time. Do the "polite" thing and then WISH I said something different. I think your reaction was the most Godly way... but I know you'd probably like to tell her off!!!


    By Blogger Adventures In Babywearing, at 7:14 PM  

  • I have gotten this a lot lately. Being that I have three boys and am VERY visibly pregnant with another. They always say it "as a joke". It is infuriating. Unfortunately, some people think everything is their business

    By Blogger LaShawn, at 7:15 PM  

  • You are back!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I just finished reading everything. The kids look so cute and the photo of you and your mom is precious.

    Can't wait to be updated again. Love ya!


    By Blogger Glass Half Full, at 7:15 PM  

  • I have no children yet, but my husband and I plan on a large family. I don't think it is any person's business how you plan your family.

    By Blogger Ame, at 7:21 PM  

  • i've had to deal with this too. Before my 4th was born, some guy made a comment about my reproductive habits and over-population...


    By Blogger {Karla}, at 7:21 PM  

  • Oh I so love the "manners" fireback, but I always find myself coming up with them day late, dollar short.

    By Blogger O Mama Mia, at 7:43 PM  

  • Man, I hate it when people say stuff like that! WOW! I wish you would have said something back, but i am sure that you are glad you didn't in the long run. Still hilarious!

    By Blogger Ashley, at 8:02 PM  

  • I love all the family swimming photos! What good lookin' folks you all are!

    I am sorry that lady was so rude. Some people are oblivious!

    By Blogger Liam's Mom - Gina, at 9:45 PM  

  • it baffles me how many socially inept people there are in this world.

    By Blogger ali, at 8:59 AM  

  • I love all your new posts. The pictures are great and looks like your family had a great summer. I'm looking forward to seeing all of you again soon! love y'all

    By Blogger nanna, at 10:16 AM  

  • love all the family pics from previous posts. as always, your kids are adorable!
    i have been around my mil plenty of times to hear people's weird/rude remarks. she is a little crazy ; ) but that is still no one's business!

    By Blogger Kara Sheets, at 12:06 PM  

  • WOW- that was so rude.
    I would have done the same thing though.

    By Blogger RockinMom, at 4:52 PM  

  • Yeah I definitely would've slapped questions asked...ok maybe just spoke my mind. Don't let it bother you...your kids are so cute and you're such a good mom. Danica

    By Blogger The Claridges, at 6:08 PM  

  • I feel your pain. I also have four kids and I get "the look" ALL the time. Sometimes they don't even have to open there mouths. I like to say.."some people are just stupid!!" One of my boys(4)is blonde haired and blue eyed. My husband and I both have brown hair and brown eyes. One day in Wal-Mart, where all the stupid people like to hang out, a lady looked at Case, then me, then hubs, and said,"I didn't think it was scientifically possible for 2 brown haired, brown eyed people to produce a blonde haired blue eyed boy"!! WHAT???? , I said, "well it must be, I have proof!" STUPID PEOPLE!! Anyway, glad to see you're back. Hope you don't mind me reading...we have alot in common. I think we even metioned once that my Case looks a little like your Jude. Stop by and vist sometime. AMY

    By Blogger Amy's Gang, at 6:23 PM  

  • At least you were polite. I think in those circumstances my mouth moves before my mind has time to process the "right" thing to do. I know I probably would have said something rude or smart-al-licky (don't know how to spell that sound it out! ghetto, I know!) But I read Danica's comment too...I guess us sisters are a little violent and like to say what we think!! ha ha.

    By Blogger Taralee, at 7:09 PM  

  • What is with people?? Was that lady raised in a cave or what? Geez. It's one thing to THINK something like that..but to actually ASK it?? I know what you mean..I have had several times in my life that I wish I would have said something different. Oh probably handled it the "right" way..just might have made you feel better had you let her know that those kinds of comments are NOT funny, OR appropriate.

    By Blogger Anna, at 11:15 AM  

  • Hey come by for your award.

    By Blogger Nadine, at 1:31 AM  

  • Well, in response to your last DID go to the fair with your kids, so trashy shouldn't really be a concern for you now. haha. You should have kicked her in the babymaker. Now that I read Taralee and Danica's comments, maybe all of us Reidhead kids are a bit violent. haha. I probably wouldn't have said anything either, but would have pushed over the shelves on top of her. That would have shut her up.

    By Blogger rutsinurollet?, at 3:33 PM  

  • Wow! She had some nerve...I hate it when I think of good come backs after the fact! Rude people!!

    By Blogger Lori, at 9:35 PM  

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