Tuesday, October 21, 2008

People Don't Get Me. Alternate post title: I'm weird.

While the boys were in preschool yesterday, I was out doing a bunch of errands. At the card store, I bought webkinz for my boys*, and mentioned to the clerk that I had three year old twins (it actually was in context of the conversation; I didn't just randomly bring it up).

The clerk, and older woman, asked, "Wow, three year old twins! How do you keep track of them when you go out?"

So of course I pretend to look around anxiously, and said, "Oh no, where *are* they?"

She looked around anxiously, too, and asked, "They're here with you?"

I started laughing, and said, "No, they're at preschool."

She just gave me an odd look and handed over my bag without another word.

I mean, I'm not sure how to answer that. Like most parenting twins tasks, you just kind of do it, and if you can't do it, you bundle everyone back into the car as quickly as possible. There you have it, parenting advice from a crazy woman.

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*Thank you to everyone for your advice and generally supportive comments on my peanut rant the other day. I've decided to make gift bags for my boys to trade for their candy (I figure my non-allergic child probably doesn't need any candy, either). The main thing in the gift bags will be a bat and cat webkinz, since my lil' guys love their webkinz, and I'm a bit obsessed with the site myself. Please tell me I'm not the only parent who really doesn't mind too much when the kids want to play webkinz :)

15 comments:

LauraC said...

I must be weird too because that is hilarious to me! I can't believe you were brave enough to say it out loud.

Jori-O said...

Thanks for stopping by! And you aren't weird--what's up with the lady asking how you manage to PARENT your children? I'm sure it was a conversational question, but really, if you think about it, your answer was perfect: you just do. And with a fabulous dash of humor, I might add! =)

Nancy said...

Guess I'm a weirdo as well. Totally sounds like something I would have said...

Webkinz? No idea what those are. . . I mean, I've hear the name before (I don't *really* live under a rock), but I don't know what they are.

Amy said...

I completely can relate, ahh the questions of complete strangers, they never cease to amaze me.

Rhonda said...

I think your pretty funny. Would she have asked the same question of a mom with a 2 and 3 year old, or a 3 and 4 year old? I find a lot of people rather annoying.

I didn't read all of your peanut allergy comments, but I a mom in an online multiples group buys back her kids candy (a penny a piece, or a dime or whatever seems reasonable) and then lets the kids go shopping for something special. Seems like your already planning something along those lines with the Webkinz.

I'm impressed (or scared) that your kids are already at the Webkinz stage. So far, we've limited them to board games. They get enough screen time with their favorite tv shows. Thank goodness for TiVo so we can limit what/when pretty easily. Please don't tell my kids about Webkinz!

Melodie said...

You should have told her that you just lock them up in the car while you do your shopping. I wonder what kind of reaction that response would get!

Oh, and my older girls like the computer part of the Webkinz, so they take the codes and give the stuffed animals to the toddler.

Melanie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love this post, as soon as my kids got old enough to learn what sarcastic is they realize that's me.

Watercolor said...

I would have thought that was funny.

Aubrey said...

THAT was funny!

My daughter loves her webkinz. She always wants to get online to check on them. LOL

jules said...

i think you're funny! that's my story and i'm sticking to it - as long as you don't tell H about webkinz...

Liza said...

That's hysterical, I would love to think fast enoguh to say something like that :) Interesting that the clerk thought that twins were any harder to keep track of then two kids that weren't the same age!

Thanks for stopping by my blog - love yours and I will be back for sure!

GiovannaDiaries said...

re: webkinz. we have the grey cat. I threw away the info to do online. Boohhoo. Looks like I'm missing out on fun!

Laura said...

I have spent my life apologizing for my humor...but now since I'm over 40- I think I've earned the right to say things I think are funny.
Like what YOU said?
I think that is really funny...the lady had the wrong size pantyhose on that day. That's why she didn't laugh.

American in Norway said...

I think it was funny... & I used to really like webkinz too.... my kids had the COOLEST things.(bought with my hard earned web cash)

Ronnica said...

Oh that's sad that she didn't get the joke! Sometimes I wonder...