not often do i have all four kids out and about, especially not by myself. the biggest reason is because the older two kids are in school, so i tend to do all of my errands while they are at school with the two little kids. not today, i had to do a quick trip into target. and i mean quick.
as the three big kids pile out of the van, i opt to carry the baby in her infant seat and not bother wearing her, because we are going to be quick. i mean real quick. as we walk into the store, i realize that we are quite a sight to be seen. i feel like i am a mama duck with three little ducklings in tow and one more on her hip. we tend to attract a lot of attention. for some reason people like to look at us. and i wonder why.
i chose a cart with a broken wheel that made so much noise as we headed through the store. my kids are not quiet either. they are so full of life. they chitter chatter as they walk. they play duck duck goose in the detergent aisle with the detergent bottles, not each other. they loudly ask for everything in sight. they spin, twirl, sing and touch. they walk off and i have to call them back. and i am constantly trying to keep them in check with my glares or my words. the baby does not cry, she stays asleep. thankfully. so it is just three making a scene. i think, wow, what happens when there is one more keeping up with them.
we tend to attract a lot of attention. i have no idea why.