No, I'm not sick, but I did spend the day in the doctor's office. My good friend and her 2 children are sick, super sick, and she asked if I could help her take them and herself to the doctor's. Oh, by the way, she's 8 months preggy and on bed rest (doctor's orders). So, I spent a ton of time in the waiting room. Knitting. Yes. I brought my knitting to keep me busy!
I started on a sock (like I don't have enough projects OTN!) and had the older women in the waiting room staring. Here's how the convo went:
Old Lady 1: Oh, are you crocheting?
Me: No, I'm knitting.
OL1: Are you sure that's knitting and not crocheting?
Me: Yes, I'm sure.
OL1: Well, I'll be. To me that looks like crochet.
(mind you, I'm knitting on 1 circ)
Me: Yeah, I'm knitting. I don't crochet too often.
OL1: Oh, what are you knitting? A hat? That is just beautiful!
Me: Thanks, I'm knitting a sock.
OL1: A sock?!?!
Me: Yes, a sock.
OL1: That looks like a baby's hat. Are you sure it's a sock?
::Then she gets called in for her apt::
Old Lady 2& 3 walk in.
OL2: Oh! You're knitting!! That's beautiful! What is it?
OL3: You sure that's knitting? I think it's crochet!
OL2: I know how to crochet and she's not doing what I do. She MUST be knitting.
Me: Yeah, I'm knitting.
OL2: Oh! What kind of needle is that?
Me: A circular needle.
::silence as she stares at me knitting::
OL2: I'd love to learn how but I don't think I can.
Me: Sure you can.
OL2: I wish you lived next door so you could teach me.
Me: Yeah, that woud be fun ::insert sarcasm here:: There's a knitting group that meets at "XYZ". You should check it out.
OL2: Good idea.
::OL2 & 3 go off to their appt::
What a day. i'm tired. My arm hurts from holding sick toddlers.
I learned a lot today. It's super hard being a mom. Doctor's visits suck. I have a new found appreciation for all moms out there. Give yourselves a big hug, cuz it's super hard. Super duper hard.