It isn't all that uncommon for me to get comments when out with all of my kids at the mall, grocery store, or good ol wal-mart. I get alot of " Are they all yours!?" followed by " How old are you?" (thank you by the way). I also get alot of " Your Brave... I would never, if I had that many"
So yes, I do take all four kids under five, to the grocery store etc. But not always. I do also enjoy a trip to the store by myself when I can think clearly. Those would be the big shopping trips. You can only fit so much food with 3 kids in the cart and one on your chest. And yes we did have them close together. That makes them best friends (worst enemies) and great at entertaining one another. Having them so close also means that I could get my body back sometime in the future while I am still young. As far as being brave, well I guess I feel like I am some days! It does take some courage to go out and expect to get something accomplished with four kids. There are some times that it feels perfectly normal to do such things too. Whenever I go out (almost everyday) I am always glad I did, because it means that I CAN.
I tell friends that I do a 'Do or Die' trip in the first week after having a baby with all the kids. I make a trip out of the house to do what seems to be the impossible. After Evan it was go to wal-mart for a nursing bra at 4 days old. After Vienna...( I can't remember everything) After Seger I went to the mall at 5 days old. After Felix I went grocery shopping at 4 or 5 days old. I do this because chances are I will make it through, and once I have..... da,da,DA, I can do anything!! ( I still cry sometimes but that's healthy)
So here are some pics to enjoy of the crew, otherwise fondly known as the hooligans!