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Thursday, September 11, 2008
Venting. . .
There are no cute pictures in this post or sentimental statements. No fun stories of cute baby antics or mommy blunders. This post is strictly my rantings. I have to say it. Some people are just ignorant. I know that sounds a little harsh but they are. Let me explain. . .I was at the grocery store today picking up few things that we needed. As some of you know I receive WIC to help with cost of having triplets. Well, while I was checking out and using my WIC checks the lady in line behind me was apparently annoyed that I was taking an extra five minutes to check out because of the checks because she sighed and rolled her eyes at me several times. Now I realize that if you are in a hurry this could be an inconvenience, BUT could she have asked politely to go in front of me or perhaps gone to a different register? There were several open and no one in line behind her. Well, I then found out that I got the wrong cheese, the one I picked was not WIC approved. The supervisor at the grocery store was nice enough to switch it out for me but of course I am stressing because of the snob behind me that keeps rolling her eyes at me. So, I ask the poor girl behind the register if she could please check the lady out and I would wait. I mean its not like I have anything to do, I have 3 infants at home that are going to want to eat in about 10 minutes. Grrrr The lady then looks at me in pure disgust and mumbles a "Thank You". I was so upset. It made me wonder how many times I had sighed because the person in front me had to use WIC checks or food stamps. Now I know there are people out there that abuse these programs and are probably more capable then they come off, but there are people like Jeff and I that actually need these programs. We have never been on assistance before and are doing everything we can to provide for our babies without help, but for now it is a need. I couldnt help but think that the lady in the grocery store was looking at me like "why did you have all those kids if you cant afford them" and it made me so upset. In a recent conversation in which I was casually talking about having babies, I said "I cant afford the ones I have" (in a joking, but true way) and was told "you should have thought about that before you had them". Infuriating. I am really getting tired of the comments from people. The "I'd kill myself", "why would you do that", "thats scary", and all the other rude negative comments I get on a daily basis are talking there toll on me. I am just plain tired of it. These babies are nothing other than 3 blessings and thats how we feel about them. I know if I see a mom with multiple children, nary a negative comment I will ever make. My babies have already taught me so much. My lesson for today, dont judge the person in front of you in the line at the grocery store that needs assistance. You never know if that may be you some day. You dont know their circumstance.