Panic hit me this morning…what am I going to do with 5 kids!!! They are here, they are staying, I don’t know what to do with 5 kids! I don’t have a Colombian sand-box for them to play in for hours! Thankfully God gave me Tyler as a husband & he very sweetly reminded me that the kids just got here & are in new rooms with new toys. Yep the kids played in their rooms for the entire morning. My dad, Meme & Papa came over this morning & helped me with breakfast, watch kids & unpack.
We are completely unpacked & laundry was done! I scheduled a meeting with the school, made doctor appointments, registered the kids for Sunday morning nursery, & added them to our insurance. During the afternoon while Darth took her nap the kids watched a movie. There was something surreal seeing your kids cuddled with their dad, your dad & your grandpa. As if that’s the way it has always been. After lunch we headed up to the kid’s school & walked around & met the staff. I wish that I could say that the kids made a great impression & were so filled with excitement that their behavior was amazing & sweet & loving but no we are still coming off of a long day yesterday & the kids were pretty disrespectful & a little bit mean-spirited to their brothers & sisters. As we headed home we sat on the couch for our first of many family talks…we talked about their behavior & how important it is to be kind & polite. Then we had our first family punishment…since their behavior was stinky they would be cleaning up some stinky.
Yes friends, we loaded up everybody with rubber gloves & grocery sacks & did our first backyard-turd clean-up. You will be happy to know that the kids didn’t mind the clean-up. Little brother would shout, “Mucho!” if he was lucky enough to find a big pile, but they did mind the TX sun after about 10 minutes we got calls for water because they were hot & tired. Poor kids TX summers are going to be rough! Don’t worry water was given & hands were washed!!
Afterwards the kids found out that some of their new friends were headed over to play with them. As the oldest boy walked in my boys were awestruck that this big kid was their friend & they followed him like puppy dogs out to the backyard for their first baseball lessons. Our friends’ daughter walked in & big sister quickly claimed her for herself & pulled her into her room so show her the clothes in the closet, her kitchen & how to work the ceiling fan. (The ceiling fan is another new discovery for my kids & they are loving it!) Darth & our friends’ baby had a stare-down that ended in them both blinking to watch one of the dogs walk by. Needless to say it was a great night. I LOVED seeing the our friends’ kids & our kids playing together. I am so thankful that our kids are eager to make friends & excited to tell them about their new family & their new house! I was also excited that our friends made dinner & encouraged us with kind words & loving on our kids!
Our dinnermesa is full! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHcrf-rgqDo (listen to this, it’s true)
At the dinnermesa,