“What’s a daycare?” One of my children posed the question. Pausing, I tried to come up with a suitable answer. In the world of my children, they don’t know anything like it. Momma stays home with them. Explaining it’s a place that cares for children, rather like a babysitter, while parents work, my children looked […]
I didn’t set out to have a lot of children. I never sat down with my husband and talked about exceeding the world’s boundaries for what’s normal in the world of having a family. I never dreamed of the perfect number… but it certainly didn’t exceed societal norms of maybe three, perhaps four children. Responsibility […]
Pierce and the snarling tiger
Pierce found the latest zoo magazine, and kept looking at the photo of the tiger on the front. He pretended it bit him, and was having fun pretending many scenarios with the photo. The boy has a vivid imagination. I pulled up tiger photos on a computer search to show him more tigers, and we […]
Groceries… large scale.
Potatoes were on sale at a store I don’t often get to tonight. I bought 90 pounds. I already had twenty in my kitchen. Chances are quite good we’ll go through all 110 pounds of them within a month. I remember the days of buying 5 pounds at a time, because 10 spoiled before we […]
I finally finished Christmas shopping. I had to sew a few things, and got those made tonight, and everything wrapped. Whew. We don’t get the kids a ton of gifts by any means, but half a dozen gifts per kid still means I wrap 36 gifts. I’m finally excited about the things we found, but […]
Fiction, Christmas Trees, and Grandpa
“I know jackals are real. They are in Jotham’s Journey and in Chronicles of Narnia.” Eden lives in a world of fiction. The fact that Blaine had showed her a photo of a jackal a day earlier meant nothing. It’s in a book. That’s all that matters. Charlotte was eating her soup at supper when […]
I made three batches of soap yesterday. My house smells like a lovely citrus/clean cotton/Barber Shoppe combo. It’s interesting. Christmas, it would seem, is the best time for soap sales. I’ve sold 2-3 times as much as I did last year, and I’m scrambling to make more. Fun times. Charlotte swallowed a penny. She’s my […]
The learning curve
CT is learning to use the toilet this summer. That in and of itself is a little (too) adventurous, as we have all learned from Pierce. I will spare you all those messy details. I do, however, feel like one story is worth sharing, despite my husband’s obvious misgivings. It was late, (okay, I don’t […]
The story of us. Part twelve.
Read part one here. Read part two here. Read part three here. Read part four here. Read part five here. Read part six here. Read part seven here. Read part eight here. Read part nine here. Read part ten here. Read part eleven here. I managed to hold onto my news until Blaine got home. […]
The story of us. Part eleven.
Read part one here. Read part two here. Read part three here. Read part four here. Read part five here. Read part six here. Read part seven here. Read part eight here. Read part nine here. Read part ten here. We talked a lot that night, and finally decided to go to the church anyway. […]
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