From a purely mathematical perspective, the odds are not in my favor.

As we ran through the airport, late for our flight, I reminded them of this, “it’s your job to keep an eye on me , not the other way around.” When you have a big family you learn to re write the standard parenting rules, because let’s be honest, what works with 2 or 3 kids isn’t going to come close to working for us.

IF IT’S NOT ON THE CALENDAR IT DOESN’T EXIST. This is a large family essential, I can’t keep track of everything they’re doing, the little kids have a pretty set schedule, but the older ones are always doing and going and performing and I can’t keep it all straight….don’t tell me anything, write it down.

If you’re hungry, feed yourself….actually make more, because someone else is probably hungry too. I make 3 meals a day, and 2 snacks, already that’s a lot, what we call dinner in our house is the equivalent of most people’s Thanksgiving, so if you don’t eat what I make, or aren’t waking up till noon, you’re on your own.

Don’t tell me you’re bored, just a warning, because there are 3 million things I could use a hand with.

“That’s not fair!” Sorry kids, but this is true, , it’s never going to be fair, and I can’t even begin to make it fair….I wish I was the kind of parent that kept meticulous chore charts and kept up with who did what last, but I’m not and I never will be, on the bright side, you’re learning an important life lesson early;)

I don’t want to.

Mommy and me, the park, the 4th birthday party of the weekend…I’m sending the babysitter or having you take an Uber, because I’ve been doing this for a long ass time, and I’m over it. So’s your dad.

Have fun, but don’t get hurt, we really don’t have the time to spend in the E.R. today, sometimes I utter these words out loud and imagine I must sound slightly insane (which I am,) but in all honesty I lost my filter and my ability to give a damn after the twins.

When you take all the moving parts and personalities it’s a big crazy circus, sometimes I may forget their names and yell out their number instead , but if you take it one day at a time, and focus on what’s in front you, it works (well most of the time.) We show up, we support, we make it happen…..our way❤️