As the mother of five children, I have heard the phrase "You've got your hands full" way too many times in the past few years. I feel that most of the time, I have things under control...There are days when yes, my hoodlums are a little bit unruly, but it isn't that bad all of the time!
So, today - (Day 4 of Fall Break, no less) I decided to take the kids to lunch at Taco Bell after I worked out at the YMCA. We really haven't gone anywhere all week, so this was a special treat for them. I made sure that we went to the Taco Bell where the worker likes us and gives us a few extra drinks sometimes for free ('cause he feels bad for me, I guess!)
Anyway...they were being good. Reeeeaaaalllyyyy good.
We were waiting for our food and a nicely dressed older gentleman came up to me.
"Excuse me, ma'am...I just wanted to tell you that your children are the most well behaved children that I have ever seen."
Okay, this is not a compliment that we receive very often - but in this instance, I will admit - we really deserved it...and it was soooo nice not to hear - "You've got your hands full!" I almost wiped a tear from my eye...
I answered..."Thank you, but that can change at any moment!"
And - just as I said that....Alyssa threw up.
I think I've got my hands full.