Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Nicest lady in Pennsylvania

A few days before Thanksgiving I was in the grocery store with all of my children, when I encountered someone that made my heart swell. I must preface this story just a little. Since moving to the east coast I have received several not nice comments about the fact that I have four children (or three and preg.) and that they are close together. One lady actually walked up to me in the grocery store when I was preg. and looking at Spencer said "Already" I said what and she went on about how I was already preg. with another. Anyway I won't share the countless others. I am in my favorite grocery store Wegmans. Now I love this store because for one hour I can put my older two children in a nursery (which they love) and shop. As I was shopping a nice comes up to admire my two young boys saying how cute they are and how lucky I am without a single word about how close in age they are. Well she happens to see me again later after I have retrieved my other two and asks are these all yours? So of course I am waiting for her to change her mind about how lucky I am. She asks if she can take one home. "On another day maybe, but today they are all being good," I responded. Then she says "God bless you." Now I get this often. Most people seem to say it as if they are really saying you poor thing. However, this lady gave me a thumbs up as she said it. I love the thumbs up sign it is so encouraging. So thank you to the nicest lady in Pennsylvania.

8 comments:

DianeM said...

What a nice, strange, encounter. I have yet to find anyone like that in RI, but I'm happy for you just the same.

the bean family said...

Tanya if it makes you feel any better...i do think it is an east coast thing. Because bella and i get it all the time too. and i only have two kids that is nothing. but i get "you sure have your hands full, and wow you are busy! all the time. And bella gets it too. so just look at them and smile!

the bean family said...

and atleast one lady was encouraging. that can really make it easier.

Laura Bernard said...

Isn't nice to get a good comment? I've been thinking of posting on my blog all the negative rude comments I get about my family, but then I had a really really nice woman this week praise our large family. I just can't believe people would say the things they do! I'm right there with you, loving the kind, respectful people who understand what life's about! PS. I tagged you!

Heitmann Family said...

Got to love the nice people that don't condemn you for having a family bigger than the national average of 2.5 kids. I really don't know how I could have the .5 one, they got me there!! It does make you smile though doesn't it!!

Jeff and Alison said...

I met the meanest old lady in Utah at my local Walmart yesterday when I took a medicine box away from Jack, he screamed and he very loudly said, "Spoiled Brat." I looked at her and laughed. People always find something rude to say!

Bella said...

Well Candace is right, I get it all the time too! I love the fact that you can put the older one's in a childwatch and shop, must say WOW! They should build one of those here, I would even pay! I hate the neg comments people make but what do ya do! Smack them maybe?

Sarah C said...

You are a great mom. Your children are so blessed to have you. Your children are all so cute. I think the nursery while you shop is a great idea. I am sure the kids love it too. Good luck with your pregnancy. I hope your three kids have a great Christmas. Best wishes. Don't listen to anyone's negative comments. You are wonderful.