As a follow up to yesterday’s post…. I know that there are a lot of Mom’s of 6 and more out there, and I salute you. Mothering that many is hard work. But also rewarding. I realize that they weren’t mine, but I did get up every morning and pray that I would love them like my own. That is what you want for your kids when you can’t be there, and so I wanted to give it to these kids. That helped so much and completely changed my outlook.
Moms are amazing.
Dads are extra amazing. All that working hard all day and then coming home to happy chaos and jumping right in….
Your capacity to love can be magnified infinitely
Praying for patience works
Organization is key.
Everyone doing chores/morning and evening jobs is a must.
Older kids are awesome helpers.
Youngest kids act like the baby no matter how old they are.
Sometimes we expect a lot(maybe too much) of the older ones.
Justin does not handle a high noise level after work well.
I do not do well when the house is messy.
It is amazing when kids can cut up their own food.
You must have a feeding schedule just like at the zoo.
I cringe whenever someone says they are hungry between meals.
Kids going to bed well is magical.
Kids whispering and giggling after you’ve put them to bed makes me heart happy.
Tired kids are no fun whether rain or shine.
If you get mad at your youngest niece for spilling cereal and grinding it into the carpet, she will call her oldest sister mommy and ignore you for the rest of the day.
Kelsie is a princess and Max is just Max.
Josh really likes have lots of kids around
Becca only likes “boy things”.
Every child needs some alone time and some one on one time with their parents.