- "A woman asked me if I had ever heard of Family Planning." (planned parenthood I presume) My answer, "Oh certainly I've heard of it! We planned a family and now we're having it." (Is that being sassy?)
- "Is number 13 on the way yet?"
- "Are they all yours? Like one father, one mother kind of thing!" (seriously?)
- "You must homeschool." Why I ask, do you say that? "Because your son has a nice, short haircut and he is polite."
- Upon arriving at my husband's open house at work we were announced; "The Vance Smith family has arrived, hmm, aren't you missing a few people?" My son-in-law Kelly; eyeing our large group promptly answered, "Oh, you know you're right, where's the other 20?
- After visiting the doc for my boys' scouting physical I was told they were both fine and did I have any questions. Before I could speak, he said, "Oh wait, maybe I should be asking you the questions."
- "That's a lot of babies? Do your older ones have jobs to help? Does it get easier and easier to birth them the more you have?" (Of course it gets easier, I barely feel anything, the 'older' ones have the job of birthing the babies for me!)
- "I only have 2 kids and they drive me crazy." (Yeah, well, your kids would me crazy too!)
- "Mom, why do we always have to dress the same when we go out?" Two reasons... 1. So I don't lose you in the crowd, and 2. So I don't accidentally take home any kids that aren't mine!
- "Do you all eat at the same time, or do you eat in shifts?"
01 January 2011
Year end logistics, funnies, goals, & cautions!!
Things not to be repeated in 2011!
1. Making it all the way to church and getting seated before noticing my son had stapled the rip in his white church shirt instead of getting it sewn. And the rip was right up front near the collar for all to see!
2. Double check before leaving home that your young daughter has on her panties under her dress. Otherwise, when she decides to do some somersaulting while in public you will find she isn't completely modest.
3. When your son finds a rip in his dress pants, have him tell you so it can fixed. Otherwise he might just use duct tape to fix them and then wear them out in public at a formal event.
4. Don't let too many things get in the way of taking the time to inspect your children's dress before leaving for church. You may find you have a son who from the waist up looks very respectable, with his white shirt and tie, but below the waist is a black pair of baggy sweat pants and a pair of black, shiny dress shoes. (he thought they would work since they were black and he couldn't find his pants.) At least his shirt was tucked in.
5. At times we have 2 cars at church if someone has to stay later. I will no longer assume a child will be coming in the 2nd car with daddy (even when I'm told they are) without first making sure. Otherwise, it would be way too easy to leave one standing on the steps alone while I begin driving off without her!
Comments received this year worth sharing (and laughing over)
Logistics for the year, just for fun!
I think I heard the word mom about 10,000 times
I heard "I love you" almost as many times
Had over 100 dates with my husband
Had and or gave thousands of hugs
celebrated 20 birthdays
over 25 little handfuls of flower/weed bouquets
kissed over 100 boo boos-could be more! (let's not mention the number of band aids)
read aloud to my children over 300 hours
executed 100's of braids, pony tails, and up do's!
graded over hundred spelling/math tests between all the children
over 3000 miles of running was logged between daddy and the boys
mom logged over 300 hours of exercise
925 gallons milk-give or take
650 dozen eggs
1500 loads of laundry-give or take (probably take)
ran my dishwasher around 750 times
baked over 100 batches of bread
ground over 300 pounds wheat
popped over 300 large bowls of popcorn
served over 500 pounds of potatoes
consumed about 750 lbs of bananas. Banana smoothie addicts live at my house. Plus our family eats them all day long.
used about 750 rolls tissue paper, one roll a day per bathroom. (It's a girl thing)
at least 365 pounds of butter
peanut butter and jam:we won't even go there!
And the very best of the best New Year's goals...
"Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious." 1 Peter: 1-2