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I took care of 4 kids on Monday. They were being kids, right? Two 6 year old boys, one 8 year old boy, and one 4th grade girl. One of the 6 year old's was mine.
They get so hyper! They're so loud! Why can't kids that age just sit down and read a book or something? All day. They're not bad kids, they're just kids playing with kids and doing the kid thing.
My cousin's wife recently had a Kindergarten sleepover with more than 10 little girls. I told her she was completely insane. :)
How many can you handle and for how long until you start twitching?
I currently have three children. I love and enjoy them, but I do need the hour break every day during nap time. I have watched additional children (total of 5 or 6) and I feel overwhelmed after an hour. I think this is why God (usually) gives us one at a time.
I'm really not used to things like that. As an only child, I got to be selfish as far as having my own space and time goes. :) That may be a horrible thing to say, but I know that's part of the issue. The other part is the noise. Good lord, they can make a racket.
I am also an only child and I KNOW that is why I struggle. My parents weren't really involved in my life much, so I spent a lot of time alone in my head. It has been a hard struggle for me and I admit to asking God why He would give this only child with no experience with children so many so quickly ('cause we believe in leaving it up to Him). So I have great days and I have days where I have to just have to let them watch a couple of (family friendly) videos:-)
That makes me feel better. My parents weren't too involved either, and I was expected to be the little adult. To behave and be quiet. I spent a ton of time in my head and even adjusting to another person living with me was a huge step. :)
I completely get it.
I have 6 kids... you just get into a groove. If all else fails, divide and conquer. lol
I would be in the corner hiding if I had to take 6 at once. Ha!
"Here are your snacks. There's a movie. Here are some games. Don't kill each other while mommy has a glass of wine."
I LOVE when I have a lot of kids at my house - running and playing. Not when they're fighting and squealing though. I often have extra kids at the house.
I had always wanted more children than what was in God's plan for my life - so in a way by helping my sister with her kids, it helps that longing that I have and struggle with for more.
It really sounds like a blessing for you. I love it when they're laughing.. it's the best sound in the world.
I have 4 children 5 yo twin girls, 9 yo son an 16 yo daughter. To be honest, the number I can handle before I start twitching depends on how active everyone is on a particular day!
:) I understand that age gap! Mine are 6 and 15. Built in babysitter?
Your poor son must feel outnumbered. Twitching, I like that description. It's perfect.
Amy yes, the baby sitter is built in, but only when she wants something. Otherwise plenty of attitude. And yeah, my poor son feels outnumbered. When he was three he started saying to my husband, "at least we're men daddy. At least we're men." lol
This is SO hard for me because I feel like I could lose my sanity at any given moment. lol The Mr has a son and when his son and my daughter are together? It is HECTIC! Moms of more than one are my heroes! lol
I don't have any advice other than walking away to breathe or shutting yourself in the bathroom until you hear a little hand knock ha!