Do you guys think that large families have these crazy dynamics that are unique to them? I do. The things that happen inside our four walls have my friends with small families shaking their heads and running for the hills. Occasionally those same runners come back just to see if they have missed anything. Yep that is our life. Wanna join?
So in no particular order are some of the things that have happened recently.
10. forks in the dog kennel. I was trying to tidy before the nurse came and found them. Still not sure about that one, but I was going to let the nurse try and figure it out either.
9. Piles of bloody wipes behind the sewing machine. (sorry if this is grossing you out). I wasn't at all sure I even wanted to find the source, but persevered and found that one child had lost a tooth and another child had helped them clean up. hmm.... going to work on the cleaning thing
8. 5 pairs of shoes, 4 jackets, 3 shirts, 6 socks (not pairs of course) and some shorts in the backyard. I am absolutely certain that they go out completely dressed. Not sure what happens after that.
7. Chopsticks in the shower? Don't ask. I didn't.
6. Band-aids stuck all over grandma's bed. I can explain this one. They were trying to help her keep her oxygen in place. I did inform them that they should come ask for help next time. Especially before 200 band-aids were stuck everywhere.
5. Springs coming off the trampoline. Maybe because the load limit has been
4. Random notes that say I wuv my seester or Mommy can I hav mor razins? or U r the best mom ever! (too much texting in this house!)
3. 5 gallons of milk, 5 dozen eggs, 4 whole chickens, 4 pounds of cheese, 5 loaves of bread and 20 pounds of ground beef. All consumed in a 2 week period or less. Not including fruits, veggies, grains and small insects that we also consume in that time period.
2. The noise level that requires us to wear earplugs per OSHA standards. I promise that it is often louder than a baseball game in the spring.
1. The never ending sticky kisses, quick hugs, night-time chats, laughter, lively meals and living life to it's fullest!
I am certain that if I had only one child life would be easier but not as much fun!