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Saturday, March 10, 2007


I went with Karina the other day to the drug store so she could work on editing a photo for the twins' birth announcement (yes, they are ten weeks old, and I said birth announcement... Karina's been just a bit busy). As she was working at the photo kiosk, two infant carseats at her feet, I was helping Reiley give Luke a ride in the shopping cart and trying to keep him from bumping into things, while Luke was reaching for all the plush Easter bunnies and chickies, wanting to hug them all. Both boys were screeching with delight at being out and about (it's been a long, cold winter). After fifteen minutes of trying different things at the photo machine, Karina wasn't satisfied with the results so we decided to leave empty-handed (well, not exactly empty-handed). She picked up the carseats and I took a boy in each hand. A lady, who had been watching us from her place in line at the counter, looked surprised and, pointing to the carseats, said to Karina, "Oh, do you have babies in there?".
Karina says she's going to write a book someday about the reactions they get from people while on family outings.


  • At 3/10/2007 11:36 AM, Blogger Corry said…

    Argh, I always get the urge to come back at a question like that with a sharp remark, thinking: Here's your sign!.
    Or ask her what she thought were in those carseats????
    But I would end up smiling at her. :-)

    God's Grace.

  • At 3/10/2007 1:42 PM, Anonymous badoozie said…

    Ha, or write a book about the dumb things people say, like when the girls are dressed all in pink, and someone says "oh, are they girls"?????

  • At 3/10/2007 7:45 PM, Blogger Jim said…

    Number one on the sayings will be "are they twins?"
    That might be a little more logical to ask than of my boys (they are mirror twins).

  • At 3/11/2007 3:59 PM, Blogger Aunt Jo said…

    Duh. What did she expect in there DOLLS??

  • At 3/13/2007 8:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    obviously she thought the carseats were for Luke and Reiley... I imagine the #1 comment Austins will get for a few years to come will be, "Are they all yours?!" (Steven and I were asked that dozens of times of our four!)

    auntie paula


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