Friday, June 8, 2012

I am the mother of five small children.

So it took 8 weeks but I have finally realized that, most everywhere I go, I will have a little trail of children following me. I think that's ok. More than ok, I think it's exactly right. I can say that this has been the hardest adjustment since adding #2 although I'm not sure why. So, we'll take this day-by-day.

I'm sure this will sound a bit prideful but I don't intend it that way. Today I managed to get them all into the car, run errands, spend 90 minutes at the park (including lunch and nursing G), and back home all in one piece.

Instead of proud, I would say extremely thankful. On Tuesday, I took the smallest 4 to school Mass and managed, through all of that grace, to get to the end with no major incidents and actually pay attention somewhat to what was happening. I know there were a lot of stares when we took our parade up to Communion. That's ok. My biggest goal right now is to try new things (and perfect old things, like Mass) with our extra little person and hopefully enjoy the journey.

I can tell it's going to be a fun summer :)


  1. Sue, you're awesome. I think about you with those five little ones and I'm amazed. My five are spread out over 16 years so I feel like I've been doing this preschool thing forever, but you've got them close together. It will be such a blessing to your brood as they grow older, they be so close.

    1. Thank you, Joanne. I am so blessed to know you and to see that, indeed, they do grow up and become "big people" ;) I am finally beginning to witness, over the last year, how wonderfully close they are becoming.

      I hope you're in your last year (or two?) of preschool!