I swore I would never use this blog as a venting post. But ........ I thought I may get an "I hear ya" out of some of you ladies.
Backdrop to the "almost" perfect storm:
Hubby has been working in horrid weather and has not been around since Monday - 5 days as a single mom (hats off to all of you that are, I suck at it :)).
Hubby comes home and has pulled all the muscles in his neck - not a happy boy.
#3 and I are sick with sore throats and I have had 0 energy. #4 started throwing up last night, while #5 starts telling me his tummy hurts.
NO sleep all night.
Everyone was looking on the up and up this morning - so I decide that #2 should not be deprived of a bithday party he really wanted to go to .
So off to Walmart we go for the gift.
And this is where the "almost" perfect storm happened.
We are standing in the toy isle (my children were being angels) and a 60ish lady comes around the corner. "Soooo.... this is the new one, hu?" (did I mention we live in a small town - blessing and a curse) Me - "Yup - Isaiah - say Hi!" (he says hi) "Sooooo.... are you done NOW." (Me turning red, fighting back glaring) Me -" No, no we're not" Her - "What? - 1,2,3,4,5 (counting with her finger in the air) - you have 5!!!" (This is the part the not so Christian like girl wanted to come out in a BIG way - did she really think I had not counted by this point?!? Like I was going to turn around and say WHAT? Are you serious? There are 5?! Will you take a few - I never realized there were 5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ugh!!
I began to defend my self and stopped - (thank God)!
I just turned towards the toys and said "yup, we better get that toy!" She must have taken the hint because when I turned back around she had flown away on the broom she came in on... I mean walked away.
I know many of you have had to endure things like this, having a big family. I am trying to come up with a graceful come back for situations like this. I was not prepared, I was tired, I was weak.....she (the broom lady) saw opportunity.... (I am kidding I am sure she is horrible everywhere she goes not just in that moment (OK I can not seem to be nice - better wrap it up)).
OK so let's hear it - any ideas? Loving come backs you have used?