I've had an issue since Lily Kate has been born.
Whenever I hold her out in public I get looks.
You know what I mean, the looks that plainly show that they wonder what in the world I'm doing with her.
People look at me very questioningly.
And it makes me uncomfortable. It makes me not want to hold her in public. It makes me self conscious.
I've even had a women ask...how nosy can you get? :D
I was at a cosmetics store with my mom, Levi, and Lily Kate. I was holding Levi's hand and Mama was holding Lily Kate in her car seat. This really "put together" sales lady with super high heels and immaculate make-up was showing us different powders and all the "deals" you could get and when she finished she asked, "So who's babies are these?"
That's pretty pointed.
"Well..They're actually all mine!" my mom replied with a laugh.
I thought I should have said, "Well whose babies do you think they are nosy?" But I figured that wasn't exactly the way to win friends and influence people and was definitely not Christ-like! :) But I would have loved to see the look on her face!:D
How nosy can you possibly be? :)
I want a T-shirt that says in big capital letters "I'M NOT HER MOM I'M HER BIG SISTER!" printed on the front and back of the shirt.
But I'm trying to learn not to care what people think when they see Lily Kate ,and me together. Because, after all, I can't please everybody and I shouldn't try to. I don't like being looked at and I don't like being asked questions like that but does it really matter what they think? There's always going to be someone looking at me the wrong way. And if I get irritated by it I'm a pretty sensitive person! :)
I've found it's not easy being fourteen years older than my little sister. It's not easy holding her in public when my mom's checking out. But I'm trying to learn not to be disturbed by what people think of me when they see us together. I don't have any reason to be. The Lord knows my heart and that's just about all that really matters.
But boy is it irritating! ;)
Remember my post that had the quote, "A person with inner dignity is never embarrassed"? I'm working on that inner dignity!:P
From one SISTER,