Big families are kind of interesting I guess. I don't know. But when I'm out with all the kids (a whopping total of four!!!), people come at me with all kinds of questions. Especially when they see the two strollers plus the melon.
     Today we took them all to CiCi's for lunch--YAY! While Mickey paid, I took the kids and got them seated. Of course we needed a bigger booth--there are six of us, plus I take the chair when we're gonna be out longer than a few minutes. No less than four people came up and asked various questions.
It never ceases to amaze me how curious people are! Or nosey, depending on the tone of voice they use, LOL So...here's my favorite questions (and the answers I give--sometimes I'm nice, but some stuff is just WAY too intrusive!)

1.) How old are you, Mom?
"Old enough to know better, but young enough to still be too cute to punish if I get caught."

2.) Did you use fertility drugs?
If the person is nice, I'll just say no. If they're being a prick about it, I'll tell them the story of Mickey and his magical purple sperm (and how I get pregnant every time he sneezes, LMAO)

3.) How many kids are you going to HAVE?!
"I was shooting for 12 but my husband can't keep up." (In all truth, we want eight...not so sure that will happen!)

4.) Are they mixed?
"We prefer our kids shaken, not stirred." (The girls are Creole and Jamaican, which I don't consider mixed. But because they look like they do, people are FOREVER asking me that!!!)

5.) Since we got custody of the Boya (his mom is darker, so his skin is deeper colored than the girls), people always pop up and say, "Wow! Such a cute little darkie oddball."
To which I reply, "He isn't an oddball. We keep the girls in the basement all the time and they don't get sun. He can read, so he's allowed out more." (Presumptuous bastards always making assumptions...it's not that Mickey isn't his father---I'm not his biological mother! but I'm mother where it counts and people should just clam up.)

6.) So how do you feed them all? (The ever-popular Welfare insinuation)
"I only let them eat once a day. Food is high and I need my paycheck for things like TVs and PS3 games."

7.) I guess everything downstairs still works, huh? (Direct reference to the chair)
"It all works fine, unlike your UPSTAIRS." (I'm not even fully paralyzed, but it's my least favorite topic and I do hate the innuendos when people could just ask directly what the hell they want to know! Geez.)

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momma...
Jun. 3, 2008 at 8:55 PM hahahha....you make me laugh. you're so funny! that cheered me up to see how you answer those questions

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B34ut...
Jun. 3, 2008 at 11:14 PM LOL you're SO sweet. When ppl see me with my WILD ASS two year old and they ask me shit, i basically tell em to f*ck off...But thats just my bad attitude at work. Love ya!

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Mangy...
Jun. 4, 2008 at 8:06 AM

Joy, you just lit up my day! Ah, if only I could be so quick with wits.

When people see me with my babies who are so close in age, I'm often hearing comments like, "You guys sure know how to stay busy!" Or the one I absolutely can't stand, "You DO know what causes that, don't you?"

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Momof...
Jun. 4, 2008 at 11:25 AM I'm glad you have a sense of humor about it all!  The insanity of people just really irritates me sometimes~  

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1st-t...
Jun. 5, 2008 at 9:36 PM He He He He....you are so funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Mommy...
Aug. 29, 2009 at 12:27 AM

OMG Joy!  You CRACK me up!!  lol I almost peed myself readin this!  I wish I had your quick wit!  (btw im from the mean people suck group)

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