Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Honestly I'm just about to the point of being tired of hearing this question. Not because it's rude by any means but seriously???? Well let's put it out there as blatently honest as it can be. If I don't do it my son will die, my twins and girls will never get fed, a few of them will sit in their own filth, and just be really stinky. What other choice do I have?
I have to prick my sons fingers 8-10+ times a day, and inject him 5-6 times a day. I have to feed the twins roughly 6-7 times a day, so let's multiply that number by 2 ... Yup that's a total of 12-14 feedings in roughly 24 hrs. Not to mention at least 7-8 butt changes for just the babies during the day, again let's multiply... yup you got it 14-16 diaper changes in a 24 hr period. Now even though we have two potty training and one is only here on the weekends there is a good chance that sometime during the entire stretch of the week (7 days) one of them will have an accident or two. The best average figure is in addition to the twins butt changes, we can add in another 6-10 of 2 and 3 yr old butt changes.... Then keep in mind we all have to eat. We have a set breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner, snack schedule in our house. So that's additional time spent. Oh yes, and with all that eating we have a huge gigantic leaning tower of pisa sized stack of dishes. Now let's try to imagine a house hold of 7 all the time and other times a household of 9. The clothes we go through is ridiculous, part of the reason they get cleaned but not always put away like they should.
Oh wait you thought I was done??? Nope we have a chocolate lab that needs taken out at least every 30-45 mins or she will guarantee you have an accident on the floor, she needs to eat a few times a day too. And it's becoming a habit now of bathing her every week. Then there are those morning's like today she couldn't hold it throughout the night even though she went potty right before bed, so she pooped in her kennel, this brings on the cleaning of the kennel at 6:45 am, and followed shortly by a shower for her.
Honestly I have to do it or a lot of people will suffer. And the hilariousness if that is a word, of it all is I pretty much enjoy doing it. Why wouldn't you enjoy it when you share this life with someone that loves you, truly loves you, and will drop what they are doing to help when needed. We have a good thing going, and I intend to keep it that way. I can survive on little sleep, that is why god created caffeine. Sometimes I think he made it just for me....