Sunday, August 10, 2008


For the past two weeks I watch "Baby Thomas" (as my kids called him). Jake's cousin went out of the country for two weeks and I glady accepted the offer of watching him. I had the easy job of only watching the baby, as Tommy's grandparents had the other six children. Tommy is only four months old. He was a sweet, easy, happy, and mild baby. He slept between 9-10 hours a night. He was happy just playing in his walker, swing, or on a blanket as long as you talked and smiled at him. All you had to do was look in his eyes and he was all smiles. However, I did realize a few things......
  • How much I stayed at home and didn't want to go anythere with four kids five years old and under (almost six years old). I went to Wal-Mart once. The rest of the time I got my bread and milk from the gas station several miles up the highway.
  • When I finally did venture out in public, how many strange looks or "wowed" looks I got from people when they saw all of us troop in.
  • How much Katanya didn't like having her space invaded. This was a challenge in itself to keep her happy with the baby.
  • When the baby gets sick, how little of sleep you get. I had forgotten this one already.
  • That you need to carry a diaper bag again for the bottles, and binkies, and diapers, and bibs, etc, etc, etc..... I hate diaper bags.
  • How hard it is (still) being a single parent with one more kid (baby) as Jake is still working out of town.

But most importantly......


Although the funny part was I had a couple people ask me how I lost all the baby weight so fast. :)

1 comment:

Laura said...

Wow 7 kids total? And 5 for you. You had your hands full! Sounds fun though, babies are so cute!