Thursday, June 26, 2008

Would you or would you not? That is the question.

So I really think it's funny on all the baby shows on TV that they say, "This big family is now bigger with the birth of their third child." WHAT? Are they serious? This always makes me laugh. We have 5, bigger then most I agree, but I don't think it's really that bis at all. My mom comes from a family of 10. That's big, but come on 3? With three kids you can still fit in a car. You don't need anything bigger, it would be more comfortable, but not a necessity. We have 5, I don't believe we are done having kids. The only vehicles we would really fit in is an 8,12, or 15 passenger van. I want the 15 so we never have to worry about space. Yes, you read it right I don't think we are done. I just feel that our family is not complete, but we are complete until Ross is done with school. So here is my question, Would you live a day as me. All 5 kids for the summer? Shopping with all of them, Dr's appointments, the whole shebang? I always wonder what people think when they see us. Well I usually don't have to imagine, they say it out loud. So there is my question. Let me know what you think.
Really let me know. Do you think you could do it? Even if i don't know you feel free to leave your thoughts.
Have a great day!!

8 comments:

The Jones Family said...

Honestly Geniel I think it would stress me out. I know I would be able to do it because I just survived a week with 2 of my sister's kids but it stressed me out. It is different when they are your own. They fight over different things. Your kids are also closer in age than I'm used to (although if I had all of mine they would be really close). Just face it. You are amazing and I admire you.

huntfam said...

You know, I couldn't say if I would do it or not. My one stresses me out when I go to the store, so I probably couldn't handle 5 at a time. I agree with the comment above! YOU ARE AMAZING! Some moms {like yourself} are gifted with the patience and ability to have five kids or more. I think it's wonderful and the world needs more mom's like you! People who have the audacity to say something about it are idiots! YOU ARE ONE AMAZING MOM, AND I ADMIRE YOU TOO!

huntfam said...

We would love for you to come and visit us!! That will rock! I will email you my cell and phone number! Take care and hope to see you soon!

Myra said...

i agree with your thoughts geniel. now that we have 4, i don't think it's all too much more difficult. i would rather have a lot of young kids than only one or two. my kids entertain themeslves. so sure, i think i could fill your shoes for a day...but then again, at my rate, it won't be long before i catch up.

Whitney said...

I'd sure like to try. I'm putting that out into the universe so that somehow I might get a few at a time like you.

Steve and Steph said...

hmm, i'd like to say i could do it...but...i'm going to have to be honest and say that i might go crazy. But, again, i'm thinking i could possibly handle it...? (basically you're my hero)

The Earls said...

Dan and I are wanting around 6 kids, or whatever we're blessed with, so I think I could handle that many kids, but I'm not sure I could be as sane as you with the kids so close in age. I think I'd prefer them spaced a little further apart. But then again, we're not supposed to get more than we're able to handle, right? So even though we feel like life is tough the Lord will help us get through it. I guess that's always reassuring.

Jim and Brooke said...

I am so amazed by you Geniel! You really are a great mom! I love how you don't just use the fact that you have 3 toddlers(babies) as an excuse to just sit around your house all day. You do great things with them and have a lot of fun doing it! It is definately hard doing what you do, and you take what you have been given and make it great! I only hope that I do the same!
Love,
Brooke

Ross' favorite sign.

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