Saturday, November 15, 2008

Day 1 of Project "Five Kids"!

Brian and I are so excited because for the next two weeks, we get to take care of all five of these cuties! (Yes- Three of them are ours and we don't have any choice but to watch them. . .) But the other two are Brian's sister who is on bed rest. So we volunteered to take her two kids off of her hands so she can concentrate on keeping baby #3 safe in her tummy! Our kids adore their cousins so we are actually excited to have built in playmates. I'm looking forward to seeing how some of my friends with 5 or more kids actually do it. Hopefully I'll have enough energy to blog it all so you can keep up with the craziness along with me!All of the kids ages: 7, 5, 4.5, and two that are 2.5. Let the good times roll!
So far, so good. The noise level in the house is a little louder (sorry to the neighbors. It's in the 80's and all of the windows have to be open or we'll bake.) But the kids are having a blast with each other. Caleb likes to drive his parents crazy by refusing to eat dinner, but I managed to starve them all afternoon and they ate their chicken nuggets, crescent rolls and cantelope like it was their last meal. (Note: I'm sure this phenomenon was not due in any part to any skill I pocess, but rather due to the fact that kids act different for other people just to mess with their parents' heads.) Davis has been out of bed two times so far, but hopefully that's it for the night (Lisa and John are chuckling right now at Brian and my inexperience with kids who refuse to go to bed.)
Wish me luck tomorrow. It's Brian's first day in the bishopric and I get to sit with 5 kids all by myself!
(Really, truly, I'm looking forward to this time with the nephews. They are cute, great kids.)


Lisa said...

I should have sent a knob so you could pull your nice lever off and put a knob on so hes trapped! When we built the house they really tried to tell us that knobs were old and out of date and I just looked at them and said, "I do prefer the look of levers but I also prefer to be able to trap my children!" (all in a very non abusive way).

I know some people turn the handles around so that you can lock it from the outside...

Hope you get some sleep!

Anna said...

Good Luck Kate! you are so brave:)


Mae said...

I can't wait to meet Davis. Caleb was an infant when I last saw him at Ej's wedding.

I would come to your ward to help you during Sacrament meeting but I got a last minute call to teach in 3rd ward. Good luck! I'm sure you'll do great.

Jenn said...

Good luck! You're so right about kids behaving for different people.

Beagle Buds said...

You sound like you're trying to talk yourself into liking it! Seriously, what a hoot. Lisa is so lucky to have you - the kids will remember this time fondly the rest of their lives!