Aldi Cashier: "So what does your husband do?"
Me: (Not anticipating this question, my mind goes blank.) "Um.... uh. He's a data analyst."
Cashier: "Oh ok. So with all these kids you must be a stay at home mom."
Me: "Yes, I am."
Cashier: "Right, cause your paycheck would just go to daycare and then some!"
Cashier: "So you home school. How is that?"
Me: "Uh actually I dont..."
Cashier: "Oh I assumed with all these kids that you did."
Cashier: "Ok, well have a good day."
Me: "You too."
Since Isla was born I've had three people ask me if I home school, a couple of people recommend that I should and this conversation. I guess having a 5th kid crossed some line that put our family in the "of course you home school" category.
During this same shopping trip I met an older woman who stopped me,to look at the kids and then told me that on top of her 4 biological children (all grown and out of the house now), she fostered 178 newborns and 59 "big kids". Now that's a lot of children!