I was looking back through some old blog posts from when I first started blogging (OVER 5 years ago if you can believe that) and got a total giggle over this entry posted in August of 2005.
I got to borrow my niece Grace for the weekend. She’s in town staying w/ my parents while my brother and his wife are on vacation. Partly because they had Sat plans and partly because I wanted some Auntie time, I took Grace for the weekend. She’s 6 weeks younger than Natalie and the girls had a blast. I wish I had a video camera. They were so cute jumping on the bed and just giggling up a storm. I had flashes of life at 12 and 13. Hopefully they’ll remain close even though Grace lives in Colorado.
Taking care of 3 is definitely different than 2. Now granted, unless I had twins, the spacing would have been different but it’s a lot more tiring trying to keep track of 3! By the time you get the third one rounded up, the first one is off again. We had lots of fun but 2 kids is definitely enough for me.
I imagine that God was chuckling just a little as I wrote that. Who knows, maybe he was belly laughing.
Because unlike me, he knew that 3 years later we would double our number of kids through adoption and I would suddenly have 4 children within 3 years of each other.
Yes, I still have that same problem getting all the kids in the same place at one time.
And yes, I think 4 kids is definitely enough for me.