Wednesday, January 21, 2009

New respect for Old Mother Hubbard

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!


James, Dawn and Family said...

It's so nice to see our house is "NORMAL". When the girls are junping on everything my husband calls them "The flying squirels"

Karin said...

That is hilarious!

Norma said...

Wish I could come and cook for you and help out untiil you were rested. You just need some time to catch up.Wait until they are gets busier!!!.........if you can imagine.

Karin said...

Yeah...we often wonder what it will be like to have loads of estrogen oozing teens. We do have two teenage boys right now, but they bring different issues to the table!

Adeye Salem said...

Hi Karin,
I am so glad you are all home safe and sound. I had such a chuckle reading your post---I just had all these mental pictures of what was happening in your house :) I'm sure it is going to take some time to adjust. What are the ages of your kids?
So fun following your journey!

masnocab said...

Hey Karin,

Thanks for taking the time to post pictures/blogs and allowing us to peek into the Prunty family's lives. It's a nice change to see and hear of love and laughter when at times all we seem to see on tv is the opposite. I guess that shows where God is or is not welcomed. You are an inspiration to me. It's great to see what God can do through those who are willing and available. Even though it's chaotic, it's perfectly planned by the great I AM. Keep up the great work!

PS: I don't like cooking either, so enjoy the break (even if it is fast food)! :)

~ Cari Bacon