Saturday, February 14, 2009

Kids

I got a phone call the other day. It was from my sis in law. She told me she was calling to talk to someone who has more kids than her. She has a 2 year old little girl and twin 7 month old girls. Life at her house is crazy. She asked me how I do it, with having 4 kids and one almost home. I honestly don't know how. I really don't feel like I have a lot of kids, and at times I forget that to the average person thinks having 5 kids seems insane. I have heard the theory that after 3, having one more is no biggy. I have to agree with that, depending on ages. My older kids are very helpful with the younger sibs. I really rely on my nearly 12 year old son to help with the baby. He is great at making bottles, helping change diapers and grabbing things needed when asked. My 10 year old daughter is helpful too, but complains a bit more. My 6 year old daughter TRIES to be helpful, but sometimes really is not. You know what I mean!

Having 3 kids under 2? That's crazy. My sis in law told me that the other morning she found her 2 year old sitting on top of one of the twins. Riding like a horsey. Oh no! I really wish I lived near them so I can lend a hand once in a while. It was good to talk with her, and I hope my listening ear made her feel a bit better and let off some steam.

1 comment:

Kathy said...

It's tough having three that young no doubt. (But having four teenagers right now I think I'd trade : ) )