Thursday, November 15, 2007
The one question I always get is, how do you do it? 5 kids three a year or younger, well here is the secret. I LOVE MY KIDS. That's it. I love them so I will do what I have to do to take care of them. Victoria loves school so I make sure she is at school no matter how hard it is to cart all the kids in to drop her off and pick her up. There are times that someone has to cry alittle longer then I would like or they have to share my lap with more then one other kid, but in at the end of the night everyone goes to bed for the most part happy. We have certin things that the kids do to make things easier. They lay their clothes and shoes out at night and try to comb thier hair. Dylan can change Wes if her is wet and between Dylan and Victoria they can get Wes dressed if I need them to, this always makes for a funny morning. I have to know what we are having for dinner by 3pm or dinner turns into a disaster. When Dylan get home we do her homework right away, then we eat. By 6pm the girls get thier pjs on and settle in to watch a movie to get everyone to relax. In the girls closet are 2 shoe holders that thier clothes go in, I fold them, they put them away. This way I know they match and they still get to choose what they want to wear. Maxine, the comic strip says,"I find it helps to organize chores into catagories: Things I won't do now; Things I won't do later; Things I'll never do." I have good intentions to do alot of things but at the end of the day if the laundry didn't get folded AGAIN, but everyone had a good day and is happy then oh well. Do I like things like this?, NO, but in the long run it doesn't matter if the laundry was folded or if the all the dishes weren't donewhat matters is I love my kids and for the most part We Are A Happy Family.