I'm an Auntie again today for the 14th time. Isn't she the cutest?
I found out today where my expertise is most appreciated; the maternity ward.
When people find out I have 4 kids they usually look down their noses at me. "She has four kids!" they say. It's almost as if I'm some exotic freak of nature. Perhaps they think I'm a little trampy or maybe even a little slow. Why would anyone have 4 kids? "Are these all yours?" (No, I just like taking around random groups of children from our neighborhood and they all happen to look just alike.) DUH!
I'm here to tell you that on a maternity ward that inflection changes to, "she has four kids." Like that is all anyone needs to know. They say it as if I know everything there is to know about birthing, babies and kids. I almost felt like a celebrity.
"Let her through, she has four kids you know." "Oh, four kids? You sure know what you're doing then."
That's right, thank you very much. I do know just what I'm doing. I have four kids, no big.
So, the next time I'm at the store warding off stares and glares from gawkers, I'm going to make a stop at the maternity ward on my way home. Those people, they appreciate my talents.