Top Ten: By the Numbers

If I had a nickel for everytime…

Yes, I get the question, “How do you do it?” – alot.

I fear my answer isn’t anything ground-breaking nor is it usually want people want to hear. One day at a time. And, somedays, not very well. Folks seem to think that if you have a big family (and may I please add I don’t think 4 is terribly huge?) you must be uuber-organized, a drill sergeant and regularly brainwash your kids so you don’t go insane. Oh, if it were really all that easy. Someday I’ll write more about being a mom in a big family. Today is not that day. Rather, you get a “by the numbers” dish on what the reality is of our house every week. Just how many times do things happen around here in a given week? Let’s see…


12 loads of laundry

63 fights to break up, give or take

6 loads of dishes in the dishwasher, i.e. the one appliance I would NEVER give up

4 glasses of spilled something (usually the stickier and messier, the more likely it is to tip)

215 times my kids hear “Please, let’s treat each other with r-e-s-p-e-c-t”

9 sack lunches

3,001 legos to pick up

2 gallons of milk, 2 loaves of bread, 2 lbs. strawberries, 5 apples, 3 oranges, 2 bunches of bananas and the supersize box of goldfish

7 showers, 21 baths

1 bubble bath on Fridays for yours truly

And, that my friends, is how we roll.

1 Comment

  1. Mike K. on May 16, 2009 at 12:52 am

    I’m wondering how you’ve managed to limit your spills to 4 per week. You sure that wasn’t per day? Any tips?

    We just recently found your blog. I told Scott on Facebook how much I enjoyed reading it. I don’t think I’ve seen either of you since way back when in Aggieland. Congrats on all the good things going on lately in your life!

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