People will often ask me how it is having 4 kids under the age of 5. This picture is an example of one facet of what life is like! We have a lot of conversations about being kind, sharing, using kind words, having a happy heart, being obedient, listening attentively and having self control. We constantly answer a ton of questions......a typical conversation might go something like this:
Mommy, did you get your hair cut?
Why did you get a haircut?
Who cut your hair?
Where did you go?
Why did you cut your hair?
Can I get my hair cut?
Did daddy get his haircut?
Did Kaden get his haircut?
Mommy, when I get big am I going to get my haircut?
Am I going to be big like you?
Am I going to be big tomorrow?
When I get big, I am going to help you make pancakes.
When I get big, am I going to cook just like you? etc., etc, etc.
On any given day there will be a lot of laughing and giggling, some pouting and crying, some really sweet moments of sharing, a lot of hugs and sitting on my lap, a lot of eating and filling up cups, a lot of cleaning up, laundry, a lot of saying "Kaden, Joey & Mia come please", and of course, lots of questions! At first it was overwhelming but like most things, you get used to it. it is a lot of work to meet the needs of 4 small kids but once you get used to it, its normal. There are moments of frustration and some moments where I have to take a step back but there are a lot of moments of smiles, and funny comments, and sweet gestures and fun! It is a great opportunity to raise 4 children and I am constantly seeking to keep that in perspective!