Sunday, January 18, 2009

Three-Ring Circus

For those of you lucky enough to be out and about in Athens today, you got to witness the three ring circus that is Clan Wells. For those of you who missed it, I will try to fill you in on what you missed. If you were at the mall or Wal-mart and you saw the crowds gawking, pointing and whispering, they were looking at us. We usually get stares when we go anywhere with the double stroller. I guess it is a little unusual to see that many small children, but most people just comment on how cute the babies are. Some people, however, are not above commenting on: 1) the size of the stroller 2) the fact that we have our hands full or 3) how busy we must be. Then there was the lady and her friend today that circled the parking lot TWICE to get a better look and then had the nerve to say something about the MINI-VAN!! Not all the kids, the stroller or even the twins - but the mini-van - because she was "never going to drive one of those". (Ken quickly informed her that sometimes you had to be practical and not worry about how you cool you looked - the look on her face was priceless.)
Anyway, back to the circus. We decided despite the bitter cold, we needed to get out of the house, so we all headed to the mall and Wal-mart. The mall was pretty uneventful - we only went to one store and Chick-fil-A for lunch. But Wal-mart was another story. First off, we had to get two buggies - we needed lots of big items like toilet paper, paper towels, kleenex, laundry detergent and diapers. So we had the double stroller, and TWO buggies. Ken pushed the stroller and pulled a buggy and I pushed the other one. It was quite entertaining since Wal-mart was pretty crowded and it was a little difficult to get three things up and down the aisles and turn the corners. We attracted attention everywhere and there was even a point where Ken took his full buggy to check out and I kept shopping with the girls so I had the stroller and pulled a buggy by myself - that was very entertaining. All the girls were really good - no meltdowns thank goodness - but we were quite a sight with all our groceries. Oh well, so is life with four small children.

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