And thanks for the funny comments regarding Mason's shoes. The thing is, when you have a large family, people tend to judge you and think that you are a welfare family or have too many children to properly care for. (Trust me, I grew up in a family of 8 children!) We can't go anywhere without looks and stares. Imagine how many more looks we get when people see that I'm pregnant! We get comments, looks, stares, etc. And hear some mumblings under breath. Some nice. Some not so nice. When I take my children out, I always want them to look presentable to avoid as many comments, looks, and stares as possible. (Don't get me wrong. Carter wore a Power Rangers halloween costume every single day for almost 2 years in public. For some reason, that is acceptable to the public.)
I thought I should explain the "new family rule" so you wouldn't think I was some prude! At home, wear whatever socks, shoes, pajama bottoms with boots as you like. In public, please try to be presentable for Mama. I don't want people to judge my family on what it wears ... but, sadly, they do.