Saturday, August 6, 2011

Too Many Bambinos

Why is it that whenever I'm out and about with my 4 kids people are always asking me how many kids do I have and how old are they? Than, they look like they're going to pass out when I tell them my kid's ages (5yr - 5weeks) and yes, they're all mine (as Michelle Duggar says "I gave birth to all of them!" lol) They usually tell me I'm crazy and move on.

Yesterday topped it off when I had my kids at Katie's VBS program... along with an added bonus of Katie's friend, Jolena. I spent the 2 hours chasing boys during the program (thankfully Kristiana was in her car seat) then, juggling 5 plates of food and VBS goodie bags during the VBS bbq. We somehow managed to make it through lunchtime with only 1 meltdown from Trenton who lost his chips on the ground and was upset when I wouldn't let him pick them all back up again (we had already held up the line long enough!) I had learned to find friends who will watch the baby while I try to load 4 toddlers in the car without getting them ran over or lost... by the end of our "fun" bbq lunch at VBS mommy is sweating, still hungry and looking for lost Tys (yes, he was found...) When our ordeal was over a Mexican lady, who had been apparently been watching me the whole time, came over to me as I was getting in the vehicle and nicely smiled. She didn't know English but somehow got it across to me that I was "loco" and "too mas".... crazy and too many bambinos!!
yes, I may be slightly crazy but, I love them and wouldn't trade this season in my life for anything in the world... although, another set of hands would be nice....


Anne Marije said...

Wow!!! You're brave! I totally know the feeling, even though I only have three! Sometimes I even think I'm crazy... but it's worth every minute of it! So fun seeing you a couple of weeks ago! ~Anne

Geer Family said...

beautiful post!