Monday, October 6, 2008

There was an Old Woman who lived in a shoe...

I don't really live in a shoe but I do have so many children I don't know what to do. Last night a friend who has a 3 month old called to see if I was free to watch her daughter for a few hours this morning. I have extra hands this week since a friend from our old school is visiting, so I said "Sure, bring her on!". I have her in the PMO nursery and she's a really sweet, easy baby. Then no more than 15 minutes later, another friend called and she needed time this morning to finish her paper so she asked if her 3 yo daughter could come play for a few hours. I figured, why not? Her daughter and *A* get along well so they can pretty much entertain themselves. So we are a house of 6 this morning and I'm learing what it would be like to have 5 kids aged 14, 3.5, 3.5, 20 months, and 3 months. The amazing thing is that some people actually have this situation (if they had twins). It's manageable, but I only have them one day for 4 hours. I'm not sure if I'd be so sane if they were really my kids. All this to say, that it is pretty amazing to live in a community where you can call up someone you've only known for a couple of months and ask them to watch your child and know that they will do it happily, well, and with open-arms.

1 comment:

penguin_poet said...

Thank you for watching the Phoebster. It really took the edge off for Monkey-Girl.

This community is great for helping each other out and you are a huge part of it.

--penguin_poet