This has happened to me countless times. I’m on an errand of some sort with the boys that inevitably places us in a too small, overcrowded waiting area. This week it was for my allergy shots. Part of the problem is I stubbornly refuse to use electronic devices to keep them entertained and quiet. They each are allowed to pick two hotwheels cars and must use their imaginations to pass the time.
It quickly becomes an experiment on a sociological level. I am able to divide the people in the waiting room into three categories:
1. People who think my lively boys are adorable and highly entertaining. Which naturally they are.
2. People who have never raised boys, who rarely are around boys and who clearly wish that the world was child-free. These are my favorite category of people. They are so bright and cheery.
3. People who don’t care. No, wait, these actually are my favorite category.
Small spaces, big spaces, crowded or deserted, none of this changes that my boys are who they are.
Thankfully I happen to fall into the first category so it works out.