One of my friends from Houston recently had her 4th child, so I have been thinking about her a lot and emailing her for any insight she might have. Her last email was so RICH, I asked for permission to share it here. She would, however, like to remain anonymous :)
You also have to be PERFECTLY fine with all of the customers in restaurants;
1. noticing you, staring at you and possibly even pointing at you. (When we were in Dallas, no lie, girl, some ked and jumper wearing, hair to the floor lady came over and said these words that haunt me to this day "Thank you for being counter-cultural." WHAT? Are you on drugs lady? oh apparently not...do we appear in the same category as you? Oh, my....
2. Saying this brilliant statement "Oh you have your hands full!
3. Feeling complete freedom to come tell you you dropped something, or your baby is spitting up on you or did you know your son is standing in his highchair? I told my mom that the next person who approaches me to involve themselves in the personal affairs of this complete stranger will find themselves being a part of the solution to whatever problem they note. "Oh, yes she is spitting up...can you hold her while I find a burp cloth?" "Yeah, I DO have my hands full, could you walk my groceries out to my car and load them?