Thursday, April 23, 2009

Random Conversation With a Stranger

Scene: picnic table outside our favorite hamburger stand, chatting with the lady who just took our order as she smokes a cigarette.

Her: So you have three children? Why don't you have another so you can have an even number?

Tommy: Yeah! I want a baby brother!

Me: (strained smile)

Her: What grade are y'all in?

Kids: 2nd! Kindergarten! I'll be in kindergarten next year!

Her: (to me) Oh, and what will you do then, with all of them in school?

Grace: Laundry.

Me: Well, I'll go to work...and then do laundry.

Grace: That's lame.

Me: Yes, yes it is.


  1. why is it that strangers think it's a good idea to comment on the number of children you have and/or "should" have?

  2. Chrissy, I love your kids!

    And yes, going to work and then doing laundry is indeed lame. Particularly when you forget to move the laundry over before going to work even though there's several baskets waiting to go through and you really don't want to be doing laundry all weekend.

  3. So, so lame... And yeah, having an even number is a logical reason for having a baby.

  4. I've NEVER understood people who think it is okay to comment on the number of children a person has. Stranger or not. Umm, how is that your business????

    Your kids are cute. :)

  5. Ha! I have an even number. It's overrated.

    I was praying for you as I walked around my neighborhood today.


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