I snapped a photo of the kids before we went out shopping today. I made the boys' trench coats last October and happened to find girls' trench coats on clearance at Target shortly thereafter. Score!
Now, we are used to getting stares and comments whenever we go anywhere, 5 kids being rather unusual in these parts. But when they're dressed alike in trench coats (with the exception of the toddler), the curiosity factor is turned up a notch.
So we went shopping today and the kids thought they'd be funny and follow me around the store single file and in complete silence. I was having a hard time not cracking up. Normally I'm pleased when they're quiet so that I can think clearly. But I was having trouble thinking with them so very quiet and orderly.
Apparently other people were having trouble concentrating on their errands, too.
One lady exclaimed, "You have the best behaved children I have ever seen in my entire life!"
Another lady said, "Look at all of you lined up! Does the baby have a tan coat, too?"
The checkout lady laughed, "You look like you're from the Sound of Music! Are you going to sing for me?"
**** Bonus points for whoever can guess which famous photo inspired my photo.
Manequim April 2015
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