Mothers with multiple children or even one for that matter can attest to the fact that once you give birth, you never want to be in a public place again. It's not that we don't want to get out of the house...BELIEVE ME...WE WANT TO GET OUT OF THE HOUSE!!!! Did I just yell, pardon me, it's been that kind of day. We simply cannot face the fact that getting two children dressed in matching, clean and appropriate clothes, shoes and possibly socks (if the dryer is feeling generous today) with the diaper bag, your purse and cell phone and hope to God you're wearing a bra...but does it really matter?....and wait, you're still in your P.J's...back in the house to make sure your jeans don't have peanut butter smeared on the tushie (mine did this morning!!) and the sippy cup with water not juice because juice could give them cavities and 16 trains, a book, animal crackers and library books that are due today from two different libraries......deep breath. Phew! Now once we get those loveable little turkeys in the car and safety belted them in...wait, what's that smell? Crap. No, really...crap. One of those bundles of joy decided to leave you a present in his diapers...back in the house, change diaper, put shoes back on and run to car.
Is this making anyone else dizzy?
Now comes the hard part....the public part. Why is it that every time we are around other adults one of my children has to throw a tantrum, decided to rearrange their entire alphabetized DVD collection or stick 16 tiny scraps of colored paper into their mouth at the same time? I think this little radar goes off in their brain that says, ding ding ding, now is the time to misbehave and embarrass your mother beyond belief. It's time to pull out all the stops, cry, whine, fling poo or anything else that comes to mind. and this is why we don't go out in public......
But this of course, would never ever happen to me....because my children are perfectly behaved!!!