The Word is: Crowd


The people on my street refer to me as “the one with all the kids.”

I have four.

Maybe it’s because they’re all girls.

Maybe it’s because we decrease in height from biggest to littlest like steps on a staircase.

Maybe it’s just because we are LOUD.

Whatever the reason, I think it’s kind of funny. Four children aren’t that many but I guess we could be considered a crowd. I wonder what people think when they are debating inviting us to dinner or to a get-together… I wonder if we get X’ed off the list just to keep numbers down.

I mean, we are a Crowd, right. All five of us.

I think it’s important for people with large numbers of children to make friends with other people with large numbers of children and then you just do your own things together. Invite each other over for get-togethers and dinners. Embrace the crazy. Embrace the noise.

Those families with 2.5 children don’t know what they’re missing.


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Mom’s Day Out


Once a year my BFF gives me a day all to myself. She promises to watch my kids, gives me a Gift Certificate for a massage and tells me to do whatever I desire the rest of the time.

Best. Gift. Ever.

Me.  Stymied.

On a regular day, hiding in my heat-less office feeling my toes go numb is what I do to relax. A trip to the bathroom with no one calling my name is treat. Shipping my kids off to bed at exactly 8:59pm on a Sunday night so I can watch The Walking Dead in peace? – Highlight of my week.

But a Whole Day?

What I’d really like to do is drive across the United States visiting national parks, but I doubt I can fit that into six hours. Dang it.

nat park

So, in the end, I will fall back on my old faithful.

Part 1. Massage

Part 2. Movies

Part 2 also. Eat lunch at the movies.

Pick up kids.

Massage and Movies – it’s not quite a road trip to Yellowstone, but I’m not complaining. It’s gonna be a good day.