Thursday, June 13, 2013

Humorous Encounters

1. The Quest Lab

As part of their 12 month well check we had to travel to a diagnostic testing facility to have all of their blood drawn.  Doesn't that sound like a grand time?  Especially when there are several places to choose from- all 30 min away!  I fortunately had 2 helpers with me this day.  For the sake of quick and easy, I chose to park right in front of the door and take in one child at a time, get blood drawn, then switch out with next child.  The staff was very cooperative- even letting me skip ahead a few people because I had called ahead to let them know we were coming!  Everything was going very smoothly (except for Alli's tantrum resulting in blood going everywhere) when someone stopped me in the waiting area and asked "How many babies you got in that van?"  It never occurred to me how odd it would look to see the same lady going in and out bringing in a different baby each time.  Of course when I answered "6" I got a slew of the usual questions.  But, all in all, it went well and all blood results were normal.

2. Jehovah's Witness

Since there are so many people coming in and out of our house nowadays, I actually do answer the door.  Much different than my previous life where I hid by a window to peak around to see who could possibly be coming to my house and decide if I wanted to risk answering the door.  So, one day I answered the door and it was a Jehovah's Witness lady asking me questions and giving me pamphlets.  Nothing a said deterred her until I just really had to go because it was diaper changing time followed by snack time.  The next week she comes back to see if I had any questions from the pamphlets, except she asked to speak with Leah.  I was quite confused and asked if she meant my 1 yr old daughter and she said no, there was an older woman named Leah.  Uh, no, there's not.  So then she asks, "You're the one who runs the day care, right?" "Uh, no, I have sextuplets.  They're all my kids."  They were shocked and asked quite a few questions (nothing out of the ordinary), complimented me on carrying 6 babies, and said they wouldn't bother me anymore because they knew I was busy.  Yes!


  1. Very funny. :) Did you ever find out which Leah the woman meant?

    1. No! I don't even know another Leah besides my daughter. I'm not sure where she got the name from, but they haven't come back!

  2. Haha! That's one way to get rid of pesky house calls!