By: Jennifer Murray

Because Walgreens Is Never Lacking In Entertainment Value with Quads

We thought we could kick this nasty virus once and for all, but the boys were up coughing most of the night and Isaac woke up complaining about his ear hurting. So we paid our favorite doctor, Dr. Kersteff (Brooks refers to him affectionately as  Dr. Curse, which Isaac likes to correct him and says “No Buddy, it’s Ker-STEFF!”) and Nurse Kim a visit this morning.  The boys LOVED going to the doctor today and put on a comedy act while they were there.  They really are growing up sooooo quickly.

I’m so glad we had them looked at because the boys have some serious deep wheezing going on that we weren’t aware of…

So now they are all on steroid treatments to boost their lungs. Can you imagine what our house is going to be like with four 3 year olds on ‘roid rage? Yeah, me neither.

We decided to take all the boys in to get their meds at Walgreens.  I don’t think they’ve all been in a drug store at the same time before – such deprived little dudes.

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We embraced the reactions, one liners, and comments for the pure entertainment of taking 4 curious, energetic, noisy BOYS into Walgreens. (Although we got quite the chuckle from another customer who just HAD to call someone on her cell phone one aisle over and tell them all about these 4 boys in the store who all look exactly alike. “No, I aint kiddin’ you. They were right next to me.” And the guy who asked if they were “Cooplets” was pretty priceless too.)

We even thought about buying one of these to add to the commotion, but we refrained. 

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After waiting for our meds, and practicing the “One Finger Touch Rule” over and over and OVER, and of course taking a bathroom pit stop, we were on our way.

Just another ordinary adventure in our not so ordinary lives with “Cooplets”.

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16 Responses to “Because Walgreens Is Never Lacking In Entertainment Value with Quads”

  1. Shannon
    June 8, 2010 at 5:04 pm #

    Jackson also goes to see Dr. Kersteff and Nurse Kim. They are the best! Hope the boys are on the mend quickly!

  2. Charity Donovan
    June 8, 2010 at 5:37 pm #

    Someone asked if my crew were "fourplets" this weekend! Does it ever end??? lol!

  3. Stephanie
    June 8, 2010 at 5:46 pm #

    People crack me up with their comments!!!
    Cooplets..thats a good one! 😉

  4. Anonymous
    June 8, 2010 at 6:30 pm #

    I'm so sorry to read this 🙁 I hope they get well soon.

    Have you read about the side effects of steroids???? I do not anything, but I am always worried about side effect, especially with my kids.

    Take care 🙂

    Mary

  5. Emily
    June 8, 2010 at 6:33 pm #

    This post brought up a question for me..

    I'm super chatty and since I love kids, I often talk to them and their parents in public. What would you ideally like to hear from a complete stranger? Nothing at all? A nice comment about how cute the boys are? I'd probably guess that they are quads.. would you rather I not mention that fact?

    I'm only asking because I can.. I'm sure I'd feel compelled to say something if I saw quads out in public, but I also don't want to be one of "those people" who drive moms of multiples crazy.

    So, what would you actually want to hear?

  6. Tamara
    June 8, 2010 at 6:51 pm #

    OMG, they cashier would have fainted… haha, hilarious!

  7. Kara
    June 8, 2010 at 7:14 pm #

    Just when you thought the RSV was gone, God gives you another suprise!
    Consider it pure joy my brothers whenever you face trials of many kinds for you know that the testing of your faith (or strength with quads) develops perserverence
    James 1:2-3

  8. MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs)
    June 8, 2010 at 8:56 pm #

    The picture of your hubby with the paternity test kit (I had no idea there was such a thing!) is priceless.

    Here's hoping for a speedy recovery for your little guys, and I'm sending you quiet, peaceful thoughts in hopes that 'roid rage will pass you by, too. 🙂

  9. The Cochran Crew
    June 8, 2010 at 10:02 pm #

    Jen, I'm going to answer Emily from my view point if you don't mine. I love some questions like, do they all have different personalities, do they hang out in groups, etc. The ones that bother me are the ones that are too personal. I then had a friend ask me, Sandra, imagine if you hadn't had quads, what would you say to someone that you saw and I quickly realized that I would probably blurt out something that I wouldn't want to be asked. I love the looks and sweet comments, as long as they stay sweet!

  10. Barbara Manatee
    June 8, 2010 at 11:16 pm #

    I had no idea they sold paternity tests in stores? sheesh!!

    Sorry to hear all 4 boys are wheezers! Hope they all are on the mend ASAP! Good luck during the 'roid rage stage!

  11. Sarah
    June 9, 2010 at 11:11 am #

    So sorry the little guys are under the weather! The Walgreens visit is classic. Thanks for the chuckle! 🙂

  12. Hestermania!
    June 9, 2010 at 12:04 pm #

    that picture of brad holding the paternity test is hysterical.

  13. Dawn
    June 9, 2010 at 12:25 pm #

    You have me laughing out loud and my sons are looking at me weird! 🙂 If it had been my husband, he would have put the paternity test on the counter at the cash register and waiting for the reaction of the cashier prior to putting it back on the shelf. Priceless.

  14. DiPaola Momma
    June 9, 2010 at 2:10 pm #

    "Cooplets" what are they freakin' chickens or something? PRICELESS! I love dumb people they are just so entertaining.

  15. Kelly and Sara
    June 9, 2010 at 8:52 pm #

    hahaha I love the paternity text!!

  16. Sara
    June 10, 2010 at 10:30 pm #

    How adorable your boys are. I hope the wheezing disappears soon and all get well. Xx

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