It was an incredibly busy week, filled with lots of prayers for friends and family. Fortunately, everyone seems to be doing well. Thanks be to God!
Spent some time at Sam's Club over the weekend and ran into a lady from church. I don't personally know this family, but have seen them at Mass. It's hard not to notice them, since they have, literally, about a dozen kids. Today, that's unusual. I didn't think she would know who I was since we blend into the parish wood work with our two kids.
But, as I was paging through the workbooks for children that they carry at Sam's, I was aware that someone I didn't know was standing next to me. Being "in the zone" while I was looking at the books, I thought the person next to me was getting a little close, but was conversing with whomever they were with.
Suddenly, and without provocation, I was whacked on the arm. It was the lady from church AND she had been trying to carry on a conversation with me. Good grief. I think she had finally gotten tired that I was ignoring her. *Cringe*
She whacked me on the arm and said, "You homeschool, right?"
It's kind of a grey area at the moment, since I plan to "officially" start in the fall. But, how did she know?
On the way out of the store, I asked my husband if he didn't think it was a little odd that people seem to know that I'm a homeschooling mom, or at least getting close to the point of no return.
Sweet hubby replied, "Well, you all look alike."
Confused, I said, "What do you mean, 'We all look alike'?"
"You all look alike."
I concluded, "It must be the fifth eye."
"You mean third eye."
"No, fifth eye. There are supposedly two others on the back on my head and the new one in the middle of my forehead."
See, it has nothing to do with denim jumpers.
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