Garbage Day

Friday, garbage day. I asked a child (who will be left nameless) to get the garbage from my bedroom and bathroom. Half hour later I see my bathroom garbage is still full and my bedroom garbage is half gone. Perplexed, I questioned that child about taking out my garbage. The child’s quick response was “I…

Sleep, It’s For Wusses

Last night #8 had trouble sleeping.  He cried himself to sleep and then woke up over and over again crying.  The only way to quiet him down and allow others the chance to sleep is to lay with him.  He used to sleep in our bed and we had a hard time kicking him out,…

Mindy’s Manic Monday

My baby woke up at 4 and wouldn’t go back to sleep for over an hour.  Once we got to sleep on the chair in the loft, I began to freeze.  I didn’t dare risk waking her up so I just froze.  When it was time to get up for good I stood up and…

Unique Pit Stop

Poor truck crashed. Looks like he is leaking gasoline.  No, the story is even better. At least I think it’s better. I changed #9’s diaper. I ran upstairs to get her new clothes. While I was gone she took off her diaper and ran across the room to the front door. This is where I came…

Is the Circus Allowed at Church?

Nine children.  Put them all on a bench next to each other for an hour and then on top of that ask them to be quiet – you are practically asking for the impossible.  Especially if there are toddlers involved! My time at church is peaceful, quiet and super spiritual.  Then I sit down!  Yep,…