We took an incredibly important trip to the store today. Life-changing, really. Looking back, I can't imagine where we'd be if we hadn't needed coffee creamer.
We were checking out, and the cheerful cashier looked around at all the kids and exclaimed, "Wow! Are they all yours?"
Us: "Yup, they sure are." (Smiling, because it's what we do.)
Her: "Oh my, how many of them?!" (For some reason, they're always too overwhelmed to count.)
Us: "Seven." (Still smiling, but eyeing our unchecked groceries.)
Her: "Wow. Oh! And you finally got your girl, huh?!"
Us: "Yup, sure did." (Smiling still, because who can talk about Genevieve and not smile?)
Her: "And now you can be done!!"
And that was the life-changing part. Just like that, we realized it: We can stop having kids now! We finally got our girl! All those years of having child after child, with the sole intention of getting a girl, and now she's here! I mean, we're so oblivious to things sometimes, that we may have just kept going, out of habit, you know. But now we don't have to, and it's all because someone was kind enough to point it out to us. What a relief, now we can be done.
Thank goodness for coffee creamer and helpful strangers.