Sunday, November 1, 2009

Too Many Children...

So, I know this blog is about Elizabeth and Ashley, but Mommy had to add this post in appreciation and awe of those other Mommies who have more than two children! How are you not exhausted all the time??? (Or, maybe that is an erroneous assumption...and you are, in fact, exhausted all the time!!) ;-)

The other day, I helped out a friend in a bind by watching her two children (2 1/2 yrs and 5 months) for about 4 hours when her caregiver called in sick at the last minute.

It was not a disaster by any stretch, but watching 4 little ones under 3 yrs. definitely kept me on my toes!

Overall, I think things went really well!...But there were certainly a few moments when I felt like the Little Old Lady Who Lived in a Shoe! (Don't worry though...there was no whipping involved! haha!)

1 comment:

Leeann said...

First, you learn to care a little bit less. Not about your kids but you learn what you really want or need to obsess about and what you can just let go. You learn what freaky things kids do that they will stop doing on their own and you just ignore it. lol

Second, it is a gradual mind losing. Just like the frog who is unaware of the water getting hotter, it gets progressively harder and you hardly notice how your standards are dropping!

Third, you learn to put the older to kids to work pretty quickly!

Looks like you had fun though. There is a certain joy and happiness in the mayhem!