What's the big deal about Young Living

Not Me!

We survived our brand new back to school schedule last week with a baby, a preschooler, a Kindergartener, a second grader, a fourth grader, a seventh grader, AND a ninth grader.

During the course of the week I did NOT consider changing my name from "Mommy" to anything under the sun other than "Mommy" and I could NOT be heard announcing to no one in particular and everyone in general, "I'm going to use the bathroom. NO ONE FOLLOW ME!"

By week's end I did NOT feel like this lady.

When someone at Walmart asked, "Are these ALL your children?!" I was NOT tempted to say, "Sir, I have never seen these children before in my life. They all started following me in the parking lot and I decided to let them hang on to my buggy while I push it around the store buying LOTS of toilet paper for no particular reason."

Nope. Not me. No way.

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  1. don't know how you do it…i have 3 and i often have to make the same bathroom announcement, usually directed at my husband as in…you better make sure they're busy and leave me a lone or i'll be even crabbier when i come out :)


  2. wow, so glad you escaped the twitches. I wasn't quite as fortunate!

  3. I feel like I could have written this post! Well, except I don't have those exact grades in school. But the homeschooling, yes…the bathroom break (where at least one child follows me), yes…the question, yes. Without fail, every time I go to Wal-Mart, someone asked me THAT question. And I am tempted…

  4. Loved the post! Do all of your bathrooms run out of paper at the same time? Ours do and I can never figure our excatally how all 4 need paper at the same time.

  5. LOL What truth that post holds…. 8*)

  6. HA! When my sister and I were young, my mother was always saying "I am changing my name to Esmerelda Maroo!" It probably didn't work, but you could try that. :)

  7. Ha! I had to laugh when I scrolled down to see which lady you did NOT feel like. Man have I had those days!

  8. Pink Slippers says:

    Ok, I have 7 children and LOVE your come back. Could I ever say it? Nope. Don't have the courage.
    mommy to 7. 9 and under.
    I love your blog banner.

  9. Can I steal that photo from you? I have felt like that lady about 4 out of 5 days this week! I have 4, and the baby is suddenly in a 'clingy' stage. He's the only one allowed in the bathroom with me. : )

  10. Oh, gosh, that's hysterical! I get the same thing all the time. I have 5 children-ages 8,6,6,5,&5. Once when they were like, 4,3,3,2,&2 a lady in Walmart said, "Are the all yours?" I said, "Well I wouldn't borrow a couple to make my trip to Walmart more exciting.." I think she felt bad and actually helped me get everyone to the van! heehee

  11. I love it when I go shopping with "only" 6 or 7 of my children. When someone asks, "Are these all your children?" I casually respond, "Yes, these are my children, but they are not ALL of my children. I have another 6 or 7 at home."

    mama of 13