Tonight it was our turn to babysit for our little babysitting group. There are 4 families and we each take a turn babysitting once a month. All of the other weeks we get to go out on dates, which is great.
So tonight it was our turn to babysit again. We decided we'd keep the kids occupied and contained by going on a walk, but the plan kind of backfired since more of the kids were coming than I was aware of. We have a double stroller and we had borrowed our friends' double stroller and then we had Olivia just walk along side us holding onto the little handle things on the side of our double stroller. It worked for about... three minutes. Then it was a total fail.
But during the short amount of time that we were out on our walk, we passed an old man sitting out on his front porch. When he caught sight of us he stared and yelled out, "Are all of those yours?" We told him, no, we were just babysitting, only one was ours. He seemed to be pretty relieved for us and then yelled something else, but I don't really know what he said.
This experience made me think two things.
1. If we really did have quintuplets--how rude. I would get so sick of people staring and asking stupid questions like, "Are they all yours?"
2. I'm with the old man; I'm relieved we don't have quintuplets too.
P.S. I'm getting sick of people asking me if I'm pregnant. Not because I feel extra sensitive after having a miscarriage (because I don't feel extra sensitive about it). But just because I feel like it's a totally inappropriate question to ask someone. (And, for the record, that's how I felt about asking people if they're pregnant before I had a miscarriage.) The end.
P.P.S. We checked out a Curious George DVD for Olivia from the library the other day and one of the episodes was about a birthday party for quintuplets and their names were (if I remember correctly) Flint, Clint, Sprint, Mint... and one I can't remember right now. Anyway, probably if we did have quintuplets, I'd probably go with some sweet names like that. Just sayin'.
P.P.P.S. Sorry if I left you all thinking I was blah for the past few days. We've been fine here, just busy with parties and friends and trips to the zoo.