Sunday, October 14, 2007

A day in our life






Yes, yes I know.... I missed Retro Friday. Big deal. I know, you delight in anticipation with the crazy ass stuff I'm going to dole out each week like a fine wine to be sucked and savoured. Really, I'm not all that engaging. Err, well not to any that really know me. Right Sen? Right Cindi? So, what have I been doing this past week? I've been indulging in being a mommy. Immersing myself. I've been baptized! Spending time getting to know my two little phenomenons. Iconcede with each passing day how charmed my orbit is. They are the best gift anyone could ever bestow upon me. Precious stones. So, this is our week in a whirlwind:

Girls experienced their first ever discovery of Pumpkinville with a fever like nothing I've ever, ever had so much fun witnessing . They clacked and chattered like parrots, no mima bird chirping "pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin mommy". I teased and taunted that if they were good they could pluck their very own little pumpkin..... if they were good...and they were.... and they did.....Ahhh--trained well.

Sadly it finally happened. We had our first ever awkward moment from *gasp* another adoptive parent! I had observed these two heavenly little girls (about 8-10 years old) while we were shoe shopping. They were dressed identical although they didn't look anything alike(both were dreadfully sad looking) and they were Asian. (parent's as nilly willy white and blue eyes as I) I felt we had a commonality, (you know since I have the two Asian Doll's.) so hesitantly I asked "are they twins"? I could not have possibly prepared myself for the anger that gushed from this unmannerly woman's lips. She snapped "They're sister's"! (As if I'd asked an intrusive question) She never as much gave me a side ways glance or acknowledged that I too was akin to her before she assumed I was assaulting her. My youngsters were running around screaming and giggling and you'd have had to be deaf, blind not to notice(they are too cute for their own good)all that we had in common! I glanced at her little girls who had such a sorrowful pathetic look in their eyes. I surmised her behavior was commonplace and oh-so expected. OK, so yes we've all (yes, me too) have been attacked and assaulted and asked the unimaginable, but to ascertain that every quip is the spitting image?! I was speechless. She plainly had no suspicion of the message she was sending to her beautiful daughter's. My heart ached for them. They noticed K&A having so much fun skipping, dancing and singing with such glee. I walked away without saying another thing to this sorry excuse for a mother.

I've been dropping little innuendo's to fh that girls have grown out of their footwear. We're lucky as we have an outlet mall minutes from our home loaded with kids shoe stores. Well, not so lucky I discovered the other day. You all know I don't do anything unpretentious. Fact is I suffer from O.C.D. I do everything big. Really big. Which means a good day would score 3-4 pair of shoes each. For all of us! Not so today. Somehow we landed at Nordstrom's(damn auto pilot) although I'm not sure how. (stop laughing!) Unfortunately I did find the cutest (really, really adorable) shoes by Primigi. You guessed it, one pair....... Only. One. Each! E-x-p-e-n-s-i-v-e!! Anyway,y the highlight of the day was after Katie had her melt down (shoe salesman measuring her foot caused her to collapse--drama) the pretty lady sitting across from us said "doesn't it make you want to have another dozen"? I smiled. She thought we were just like her. AND SHE COULD SEE ME..... Wow... Of course didn't help that Katie kept saying "Mommy has gas" followed by "Katie got gas". Must work on the grammar! She did have gas though. I did not however! Really.

Daddy shared a funny--OK maybe I shouldn't be sharing but oh, what the hell. It's priceless. He was on kiddie duty today. Mommy working. He must have had a temporary black out and forgot to lock the bathroom door when the little girls charged in. He said they were stalled in their tracks. They both peered closely (g-d knows it's huge!)at what he was holding and even cocked their heads to get a better look. Ahhhh, I'm only sorry I missed that moment. I'm only imaging what our potty training will now be like.


24 comments:

mommy24treasures said...

what a fun weekend. Sorry for the rude mother experience. I have to wonder sometimes why people adopt if they aren't going to be more prepared. The other day I was at the zoo and the girl in charge of the petting area asked the big question. If I had acted rude I would have missed out on a lovely conversation of her telling me her family has adopted from Japan, Vietnam, and the Phillipines and talked with me about how she love her larer family etc etc.

Caitlyn has seen her brother go potty and you should see her attempt at pottying off the porch. Lovely to watch.
have a great week!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Love the pictures...
It makes me sooo happy to see every one with their little girls in the pumpkin patches... I can not wait until little Isabella is here... As you know that MY children do not want to go to the pumpkin patch (their too old-is what they say)...
I can not believe that woman... She shouldn't even have those precious little girls.. How SAD....
Okay ... I was laughing my A** off about the bathroom... Pretty soon the girls will be trying to stand to go potty...
Well sounds like you had an AMAZING WEEKEND...
The girls are sooo adorable..
Can't wait to see the new SHOES....
Have a WONDERFUL Week my friend..
Hugs
Kim

Christy said...

HOly cow-- I checked out those shoes-- very cute but ouch $$$$!!!!

You know, I have always been really open to people when they ask about Mia and I never, even if people ask stupid and even inappropriate questions, I am nice and know that they really dont mean us ill will-- they are just curious and dont know how to ask. So, a mom reacting to a question like yours is REDICULOUS!!! What a B**ch!!! You are nicer than I woudl have probably been in that situation.

Anyway, love the pumpkin pics. YOur girls are just too darn cute!!!

Christy :)

Cindy from central NC said...

Hi Hi HI....
Gosh, I know I've been MIA. Did you get my vm I left on friday night? Been crazy but have been thinking about you. I'm here at 3:15am cause I JUST FINISHED WORKING for the day. Oh boy. It's bad. I start my trips next week (London, then Argentina, then Brazil, then South Africa, then India, then States, then London then home......Now...all this is not straight...will start Monday the 22 and go for 4-5 daystime for 4 out of 5 weeks. Then I AM DONE.So, I"ve been MIA b/c of the work thing.

So, love your post on the girls......I want those shoes for the girls. Love love them...

Now going to read your other posts....
love love,
cin

Salome's Mom said...

I am laughin so hard over the bathroom incident. I am glad your girls are happy children that are allowed to express their joy. I feel so bad for those little girls. That woman sounded horrible. We are very social people and we have come across bitter pills like the one you mentioned. Parents should realize that children take their cues from them and one day they will turn into the same sad people that they are.

The pictures are beautiful, thanks for sharing.

Steffie B. said...

What a great weekend. So glad you just went into your own little world with your two adorable twinkies. I was reading this post with such a smile on my face until the last paragraph when my coffee came shooting out of my mouth, all over the place......can we see a picture of that huge thing?!?!?!? lol
Have a fabulous week girl......
Smooooooches,
S*

Jonni, John & Sofia said...

Girl, you crack me up! I could just read your blog all day and be set for life. The pics of Abbey and Katie in the pumpkin patch are TOO CUTE! What sweet, adorable little pumpkins they are. Too bad that psycho mom you encountered couldn't loosen up a bit. God, I hate when people get offended for nothing.

Last, but not least...the last paragraph you wrote has me rolling on the floor. You are the most entertaining Mommy around. :)

Hugs,
Jonni

Anonymous said...

I loved the pictures of your girls at the pumpkin patch. Too cute. They have gotten sooooooooooooooo big.

loved the bathroom story and ignore peoples rude comments. I feel sorry for her kids

take cars

Staci and Emilee

Elizabeth said...

Grab the Clor*ox Cle*an-Up and let the girls give the standing thing a whirl just once. Though they might find it comical, the ineffectiveness is surely to be discouraging. :)
PS. I LOVE the pun'kin patch!

Doris & Dan said...

A post of precious pumpkin-y goodness!

Keep smilin!

Suz said...

Wow. The other mother's response to your question was pretty out of line - it wasn't an offensive question at all! On the other hand, the girls look like they're completely loving the pumpkin patch and I love the little ruffles at the bottom of their jeans!

LaLa said...

You should have said.."yeah, twins are sisters" ahole! Sorry for her kids...

Love the pumpkin patch pics : )

Oh, when I got to the last paragraph I thought they stopped in their tracks from the smell LOL I caught Annslee once in the bathroom with her cousin..he was peeing and she was running her hand through the stream..YUCK!!!

Lauren and Ed said...

Goodness gracious...some people just don't have any social tact. Too bad becasue the girls could have interacted together. Love the Pumpkinville pictures. Your patch looks more authentic then our cheezy South Fl. one. I LOVE the picture of the girls in the wagon...so sweet.

jennifer said...

OK, you should have posted a picture of the shoes!! You are too funny, and the girls are adorable as usual. Looks like alot of fun.

How sad to see precious children sad like that. Shame on that mom!!

Kimber said...

I love Primiggi...but you probably could have guessed that!

So sad about that grumpy Mommay and her unhappy kiddos!

You are REALLY funny. Are you a comedienne?

Does your Mom/or MIL read this?

Kim

Sophie's Mom said...

How funny she saw DH urinating... you know that will come back to haunt him!

Steffie B made me blush...

Jen M. said...

Oooh, that mean mom. It's too bad there are so many like her out there.

Sam said...

We were told by our agency AND our social worker that when you adopt from China, you become a spokesperson and advocate for Chinese adoption. We treat it as such. Sorry others don't! As we were checking out at Target the other night, the clerk (girl-next-door-apple-pie-all-American-European-heritage-cute-as-a-button-perfection) asked if Kieren was adopted. I answered "yes, from China". You know, the standard answer. The girl smiled and said "I was adopted domestically at 6 years-old and my brother at 8 months-old". You just never know.

Diana said...

What a witch! Was her broom nearby?
Can you add my name to the list-of-people-you-have-to-buy-shoes for, and please go shopping when you are in the mood to buy 3-4 pairs each please?
Love the girls, and their cute jeans!

redmaryjanes said...

It sounds like you really are having a great time this fall. I don't understand why that Mom was offended, that was a completely normal question, especially since they were dressed alike and looked the same age. It's too bad.
And Tyler walked in on me once coming out of the shower and freaked out, he kept saying over and over, "you really don't have a penis Mom!", like I was cheated. He ran out of the bathroom. So yes, I think your girls will be asking you about Dad's apendage.

Amy said...

We brought Olivia to an apple orchard & got some pics of her with the pumpkins. She seemed confused by them & the mittens I put on her. But I think she had fun :)

kerri said...

LOL about the bathroom episode, first time Jiilian saw she sttod bug eyed and yelled, no gina, daddy no gina. My hubby almost died, he run for cover as I rolled on the floor laughing!!
I love your taste in shoes, we ahve those and Minibels in our closet, my girls have NARROW feet. I just bought Jillian a little pair of Minibel black leather boots with little white circles on them , OMG, too cute!!
Oh boy, I'd love to shop with you my dear!!! ;D

kris said...

There is SO much packed into this fabulous read of a post that I don't even know HOW to comment! I'm thinking that damn mom was FULL OF GAS (or more accurately, shit)...

Be sure to get shots of the girls standing up to pee... hehe.

shelley said...

What a bitch of a mother. You are very clever to throw the word "cocked" in there telling your bathroom story...never a dull moment around there.