Tonight the whole family ate at Chuck-A-Rama, the all you can eat buffet. This is one of the highlights of our St. George trip. The kids, who lovingly call it “Chuck-your-Gramma”, are in hog heaven because they can eat fries, mashed potatoes, and Jell-o until their eyes fall out. I call it “up-chuck-o-rama” because I always eat too much, and then top it off with bread pudding ala-mode!
Another reason it is a good night for us is that the kids are finally full (for a minute)! We spend many hours of the day to the tune of, “Mom, I’m hungry! Can I have a snack?”. This is NOT my favorite song! This is one reason it is better to be full than empty.
The other reason for the title of this post is the attention that we get whenever we go out in public with our family. We never go anywhere without being asked questions by at least one person. Last week, when we went to MacDonalds for breakfast, the lady behind the register asked, “Are you guys babysitting?”
I said, “No these are my kids.”
“Wow!” She answered, “you’ve got your hands full!”
Two minutes hadn’t passed before the mand behind us asked, “This isn’t some class, or something? They’re your kids?”
“Yes, they’re mine! There are only 6 of them. They do look the same age because 3 of them are the same height, but they aren’t!”
Sometimes we get attention because we are a multi-racial family. This one always surprises me because I forget that there is any difference, until I see people staring…or smiling too much. I start to wonder if I’ve spilled food on my chest again….then I remember that we stand out in a crowd.
Tonight, an older couple asked the question, then gave the famous quote, “My you’ve certainly got your hands full.” When we sat down, and watched the chaos around us, I couldn’t help but think…..better full, than empty!