Most "Say What?! Wednesday" posts are about cute / funny / incredible things our kiddos have said. I have a ton of those these days...but I'm going to share a couple of the crazier things that have been said to me lately...
My guess is that most parents of multiples experience some pretty random comments on a weekly basis. I personally have gotten a lot of "What did you name them?" questions lately. I can only imagine that folks are sorely disappointed to not hear a Bonnie / Connie-type rhyming duo.
I thought I'd heard them all, until we had a gentleman in the house a couple of weeks ago, installing some new shades. He saw the girls in the den and asked if they were twins. Then he followed it up with, "Are they adopted?"
I cannot begin to ever imagine asking that of someone! I was stunned!!! And then I had to fumble for an answer..."No, I gave birth to them two and a half years ago," I managed to say. How bizarre!!!
I was on the phone yesterday, answering a series of questions, one of which was my occupation. "I stay at home with my children."
"Oh, so you're a housewife," the woman rephrased for me.
Not usually at a loss for words, I was again taken aback. Does that sound a little 1950-esque to anyone else???
[And then I looked around for a hidden camera...perhaps she somehow saw me vacuuming in my pearls and heels...]
"That's a rather outdated term," I told the lady (who surely really cared about my feelings).
What is the going term these days?
Ah, well...at least I can count on the comments of random strangers for some random entertainment!