So here’s the deal. This week I am babysitting my friend’s three kids while she, her husband and other kids (she has 7 boys) enjoy some much need vaca time in Florida. Yes, that makes 9 kids under one roof for the week: a 14-year-old, almost 14-year-old, two almost 11-year-olds, a 9-year-old, three 4-year-olds and an active 1 1/2-year-old. I told my husband that TLC would be taping a Reality Show Special while the kids are all here and we would get $30,000 for the first episode (nice thought, totally not true).
My first conclusion is that 9 kids are louder than 6. Somehow they feed off each other. Fun for them…loud for me!
It’s actually going as well as excpected and the boys are settling in fine. Thier older brother has been a big help. Our kids have enjoyed having new kids around so that is great. It’s just very busy around here!