I received an unsolicited rant from a woman today at the library, after she realized our boys were twins. I was in the process of splitting myself in two directions.
It included a lesson on how to keep them "quiet & still", as well as the reason a benevolent figure may have chosen me. There were serious undertones of her belief system peppered throughout the one-sided discussion. All this from someone I didn't make a peep at or mean to attract in any way. She did not have twins, nor did she "ever want them".
I am just digesting it now, as everyone is snoring, and I am catching up with the house & it's incessant molehills of random bits.
It sucked. It was not well-meaning or mother-like or stemming from the love of humans. It seemed to be from a frustrated, controlling personality, who had the gall to FOLLOW me around while exclaiming what was best for my kids. It was creepy. My only words to her were, "okey-dokey".
I never thought I would miss the days where I was repeatedly asked, "Are those twins?" "Are they identical?" "Did you have them naturally?"
She finally wandered off when DH returned from the computer bar, and I whipped out a boob.
What was most amazing about today was the intense concentration and completely quiet behavior of all my boys today. The rest of the trip to the library was amazing They never made a peep the whole time. Just pitter patter as they ran around the bookcases, or clickclick on the mouse.
Allrighty, thanks for listening.
Here is a pic of Orion using the PC at the library taken with my technogeek cameraphone - hilarious, and scary