Today I left the house with no children!
I’ll just let that sink in a bit.
My mother and I went to the fabric store, the drugstore and the thrift store. We emerged with fabric for Christmas presents, some toys, and winter pants for Gilbert and Bede.
I was universally assumed to be a store employee everywhere we went. I like to think it was the air of calm I have in situations where I dont have six children clamoring about my feet. Anything is easy when you’re a Mother Alone; all the effort I usually expend in keeping my ducks in a row was just there for the taking. But… it was mostly due to my attire, no doubt: blue dress shirt, tan cords and Chucks. Instant non-personhood. Thanks for calling B. Dalton Booksellers, this is Phoebe.
Have you ever answered the phone at home like the one at work? Heh.
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Good for you!!! I went out today without the children as well :D. I went to choir practice this evening. I walked! it was so nice :).
Hey! Working at B. Dalton’s booksellers was my first job other than babysitting. I wasn’t Phoebe though, and I usually wore a turtleneck and a black skirt.