Friday, June 27, 2008

A mid afternoon Update

So after my last stressed out post about five kids today, I thought I would take a quick minute to update on how the day is going. It is amazing how differently my six (well, in a few days) year old boy plays with girls than he does boys. Even though the house is louder, it actually is calmer in some ways.

Let me share with you a few conversation starters...can you guess the players, Deb? I love these because you can just see boy/girl tendencies.

"Pretend I was a puppy and you thought I was cute"..."Yeah, until you attacked me and turned me into a ninja"

"Pretend we're all a family and we all love each other"...""And then we all transform and take off in a super jet"

(Spoken from the bathroom) "Kristi, my REAL babysitter says that we should only use four squares of toilet paper. I think you should have that rule, too."

The most fun has been listening to the two "play leaders" in the group, one from each family, and watching how they mesh their need to be in charge of whatever game they're playing.

It's actually been kind a of a fun day.

Believe it or not, the biggest thing I was worried about was quiet time. I put Becca in on Aaron's bed and Aaron on my bed. Both fell asleep and the big kids are watching "BibleMan".

And strangely enough, I actually have time to BLOG!

I do think we'll head out to Playworld this afternoon. It's 85 degrees and muggy out, too hot for my liking. I am quite sure it will eat up my entire income from today, but we're all having fun and that's really what summer is all about.

Here are some of today's activities so far:

The kids are pretending to be cocoons turning into butterflies. Can you see two of the cocoons?














And we painted tee shirts for the 4th of July. I picked the wrong paint and the stars ended up pretty much red and blue blobs but I will outline them with glitter paint and they'll hopefully still be cute.



Noah and Hannah










I had gotten Noah a new set of legos to give him next Friday for his birthday, but I decided to give them to him today since there didn't seem to be enough legos for three kids to make anything of substance.














And I am shocked that I got Aaron and Becca to stick with the duplo legos.














One thing I forgot was just how often a diaper of a two year old needs to be changed. The other two year old I watch stays dry most of the day so when I picked up Becca to put her into the van to go to lunch, I ended up having to changer her pants (sorry, Deb) It's been six months at least since I changed a diaper.

Thanks for being so supportive during my rant yesterday, my bloggy friends. I haven't had a good vent in quite awhile.

Have a great weekend.

7 comments:

Chris said...

Woo Hoo...go Kristi! I tell ya...you are creative... I need to be more creative with Diva-J - you just keep making that more and more clear!

Courtney said...

I'm so glad to hear it is going well. That's usually how it goes though. The more you stress the better the outcome usually is. Glad that was true for you today.

Tammy said...

I LOVE THE CONVERSATIONS!!! Those are a hoot!!!

www.frogparenting.blogspot.com said...

I think having the extra kids will ... enrich your blog topics!
(not that --is the goal?--but still!)
:) :)

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Huh - I thought I commented already, but maybe it didn't go through.

Yep - I could tell immediately who was who, lol. Too funny!

Thank you again so much for watching them - and it was nice to have the chance to sit and chat at Playworld. :)

I still think that the 2-1/2 hours of Abby in a waiting or exam room at the eye doctor was worse than it sounds like your afternoon was though! ;)

Thanks for posting the pictures - it was great to see what they were up to during the day.

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Oh yes - and I forgot to ask, what's with the Superman in the kitchen???

Debbie Yost said...

As you can see, I'm behind in my reader. I'm glad the day went well. I remember when my oldest was about 18 months old, she constantly demanded my time. I called my mom and asked how she ever raised 5 of us! She said, well, after the 1st one, they play with each other a lot so you have more free time. Unfortunately it took me 6 years to test the theory, but she was soo right. The fighting gets annoying at times, though.