Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wednesday weekly menu

This weeks menu is up (I do Wednesday to Wednesday because that's how I shop and it's just easier for me that way)
Trying to have more fruits and veggies. Got great stuff at Sprouts today, everything had a great price.Lots of lucious tomatoes, pineapples, avocados, 77 cent blueberries. Yum!

I had all five of my little ones with me and an elderly Italian woman stopped me and we spoke for quite awhile. She told me of the days of Mussolini, of the blue eyed marines who rescued her. She said my boys looked just like those handsome blue eyed marines. She thanked me for raising the next generation, she was beautiful and I could have stood there in between the pineapples and the mangoes for hours talking to her. What a jewel! Yet one more reason I love going to Sprouts! We mothers are so encouraged when someone spurs us on with good words. I thrive on those words.. likewise the reverse can also be true. When a mother of lots of little ones hears "you have your hands full" "you must be crazy" or "wow, I certainly couldn't do that!"... it can dash my day to bits. So if you, reader, are out and about in your day and you see a Mama, trying her best in the store with her children, encourage her! She needs it!


JMC said...

I've been working on my response to those that say I have my hands full. I was sad that one day I agreed with said comment (with only two!) and I was prepared the next time and said, "Full of blessings!" I want my children to know what I think and that I will lay it down for them. I am not that way all the time. I am not always brave enough to take both of them out at the same time. Yeah, that's gonna change real quick with number three! HA! Thanks for the post. :)

Heather said...

I love this post... Once when I was getting the kids out of the car, getting the baby into the moby wrap and our 2 & 3 yr old into the stroller, everyone was waiting patiently... And this heavily tattooed woman walked by and gave this rude chuckle and said "wow, that's a lot..." It sounds so dumb, but it kinda almost ruined my Old Navy shopping trip! When we got into the store a woman stopped me to tell me how beautiful my family is, and it just made my day... I LOVe being encouraged when we are out... The stares and head shakes just make me want to be rude back... I hate what rises in me when it does happen!!!

Heather said...

BTW I'm soooo impressed that you don't have a leftover night!!