Friday, January 31, 2014

one time I had 6 kids


I've been a little too absent from blog land this past week.... but I promise I have a good excuse! I was basically single mommin' it up to 6 kids. SIX! Mia inherited 5 brothers, ages 6-16, for a whole week! Eric was only able to come down for the weekend so it was just me and my mini!
This was actually the fifth year that I've watched these boys, but the first adding my own baby to the mix. I was a little nervous to see how the boys would react to Mia (I'm not sure why?) but maaaaaan! It went way better than I could have hoped! They were smitten with Mia, and she fell in love with them instantly!!
I was expecting lots of ridiculous things to be said but instead of gaining "funnies" to write about, my heart almost burst on the daily because of how loving the kids were! Our first morning there, the 6 year old had been playing with Mia for a half hour before he asked me, "is it a girl, or a he??" ha ha! And the next day he was playing outside with a friend when Mia got a little too close. He told me, "Hey! Get that little girl outta my way!" After that he remembered HER name with no problems ;)
These boys have so much going on in their lives between school, scouts, sports, friends, etc! But seriously? Sports is their life! I wouldn't be surprised if every. single. one of them turns out to be famous, professional ball players! They are so disciplined with their grueling schedules. And they are SO well behaved and good natured! It was easy-peasy taking care of them. But what surprised me the most was when they were home? They were all about Mia! And she was allllllll about them! They would disappear with Mia into the play room, outside, etc and I would hear constant shrieks of satisfaction and deep-belly laughs from my girl. It killed me!!
I was feeling a little heart broken for Mia when we came home. She loved having so many playmates and so much attention on her! It almost convinced me that it's time to give her a sibling... ALMOST! But when we arrived home and she saw her daddy? All was right in her world. I've never seen Mia so giddy and excited to be home with her mom and dad. So life as a family of 3 is still perfect for us right now :)

11 comments:

Kimberly said...

So fun!!! It's hard when your oldest girl is a social one and there isn't anyone for her to play with (other than mom and dad) I speak from experience!!! But just in the last few weeks Olivia and Axel have started really playing together and it is awesome. You'll get there.

Sara Elizabeth said...

OHMYGOODNESS - you are my hero - that's SO many boys! And I agree... the way these kids are disciplined with their schedules is AMAZING.

hello erin said...

i LOVE it!! i'm so so glad having SIX kiddos worked- and that they were the sweetest with mia!! i bet she was in heaven :)

Danielle said...

You are superwoman!!! Glad it went well! I'm not sure what Milo would do with 5 other kids... he usually just climbs on people haha

Jessie said...

How fun! Does this mean you're in the running for six of your own? Just kidding. What a good break from the everyday for both you and Mia.

Nicole@mamashiptips said...

So cute.. looks like Mia had a blast. Sometimes I wish Julian had a sister or brother to play with. But for now we are happy the way it it.

Lauren said...

so fun! more power to you girl, I don't think I could ever do that!

I just love it when Elyse's older cousins take her into the playroom and truly play with her...melts my heart!

Kelli Gilbert said...

oh my goodness-you super woman, you! ha! looks like mia had so much fun!

Carlie said...

That sounds fun!

Tara Illy said...

You are one brave momma but it looks like you survived! Hello super woman you! :)

Missy said...

This was too cute! Kids say the funniest things. Have a great Sunday!

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