I'm glad I don't live in a shoe...but there have been occasional moments these past few days when I "have so many children, I don't know what to do." haha God has been merciful and things have been going pretty well but there definitely have been some uhhhh...moments.
Like when Zoey kept waking up every hour from 11:30 to 2:30 and then Kate woke up at 6:20 and thought it should be morning. She then woke Zoey up and the two of them were like sirens, awaking the entire family. It was close to the time the girls needed to get up for school, so they did. The whole squabbling mass of humanity stumbled down into the kitchen to forage for food. Some didn't get what they wanted and began to howl. Others loudly proclaimed what they needed for school snack. Mommy tried to keep it together with a prayer breathed to please help her cope. Finally they went off to school and the day got a bit better. There was a lull in the action while they napped and Mommy took Jillian to the doctor with a fever and sore throat. Upon returning home, we had to wake the girls up so they wouldn't sleep too long. Zoey got up with a smile but Kate went into total meltdown mode and screamed in my arms for an hour. That was fun. She needed to grieve, though. I think it was a delayed reaction to everything that has happened to her the past few weeks. She is smiling again today.
"Spanking everyone soundly and putting them to bed" sounded tempting but it would have taken far too much energy. haha Jeff is out of town so he told me I could just send number one son out for fast food every night so I don't have to cook. Fast food is not my favorite, but the truth is that I detest cooking. If I never had to cook again in my entire life, I would not miss it one iota. Isn't it amusing that I hate cooking and yet end up with a humongous family? God has such a sense of humor. I'm trying to laugh, too. hehe
I'm sure we will eventually get into a groove but right now it's pretty much chaos at dawn.
Some cute moments this morning.... Jordan and Kate, two peas in a pod, snuggled for a few minutes on the couch. Later, Jake and Zoey, also two peas in a pod (God, help us, please!) were jumping back and forth from the couch to the ottoman. How Zoey can jump on that sore leg is a mystery, but the girl is a rock!