The above pictures were taken on (a very sunny and bright) Easter Sunday. Yes I am just now sharing Easter photos. I figure I have until NEXT Easter to share THIS year's pictures. (You take all YOUR Easter shots outside of your old, detached garage too, right?)
Yesterday I randomly encountered two situations where people made a huge deal over the number of children we have. I think the word "crazy" was used in both scenarios. Maybe it seems crazy to most (neither of these people had any children), but honestly, when I look at these pictures, I'm reminded of what cool people my kids are. Each and every one of them. They crack me up every single day, and they make me really proud, too.
All of my kids have a great sense of humor...sometimes a little TOO great...as evidenced by the fact that one of them just recently joked to my friend that, "Mommy likes to drink alcohol and smoke cigarrettes." Um...WHAT?! I do drink alcohol on occasion but I do not smoke. And here's a tip for you: kids say really, really embarrassing things. The more kids you have, the more embarrassing things get blurted out. Being out in public is a liability. If you're in, say, Costco with your brood of children, and you walk past a man with no legs in a wheelchair, I can guarantee that no less than two of them will exclaim, "Mom! That man has no legs!" as they point their fingers in awe. OR, when you're in Home Depot and a woman with short hair walks by, your three year old will say, "She looks like a boy!" A liability, I tell you. And don't think that you will avoid this. Don't be fooled into believing that your sweet, shy, mild-mannered child won't ask for prayer in Sunday School for your rash. They will. If they haven't already. (I now feel the need to tell you that all the other scenarios happened recently, but I promise I don't have a rash. And if I did, I would so not tell my kids!)
Okay how on earth did I get onto that tangent? Oh, something about how my kids are funny and cool and people thought we were crazy for having them all. Which maybe we are. Because now that I think of it, life with five kids, while awesome, can also be really, really embarrassing. Hmmm. At least they look cute in those Easter pictures!