I have five kids.
A small, large family.
Way more than I ever imagined when I was 20.
I love each and every one of them.
So much it hurts sometimes.
Sometimes life gets pretty crazy around here.
Four of these people are girls... (Need I say more?)
I heard this quote once...
"I thought I was such a godly person,
and then I had kids
and I realized how far that was from the truth."
Well... that certainly was true for me.
But, I'm also realizing I am living a new version of that quote.
I thought I was pretty together as a mom
and then I ended up with five kids
and I realized how far that was from the truth!
I can be a bit of a rebel when it comes to "how to" tips.
I have a hard time implementing what works
for someone else in my own home.
I would actually snicker at blog posts
that were about organizing a larger family.
Now I'm going to have to eat crow.
Because, I now am starting to see
as I crawl out of the mire of "Survival Mode"
after the addition of Ruthie,
that I need to face facts.
We have a lot of kids.
We have a little house.
(of which I am very thankful for)
I homeschool above mentioned kids.
Above mentioned kids are very creative.
And very prolific in their creativity.
There are many details that can send me over the edge.
So, I am starting by acknowledging the facts.
I desire to discover ways to simplify and streamline
and eliminate some chaos.
Thankfully, I am blessed with several friends who also have lots of kids.
So, lay it on me girls!
Help this newly awakened dreamer accept reality.