Thanks for your comments on my big ol whiny post of Saturday.
I know that our challenges will change as the children age. Thank you for the perspective Marie, Dawn and Cindy.
The one thing I know is this....I love these children. And there is absolutely nothing that prepares you for the work and fatigue of having a large family.
Every now and then I sit and wonder. I wonder what it would have been like to have been a small family. I wouldn't need 2 sets of washers and dryers or 2 dishwashers or have to cook 4 pounds of pinto beans at a time or make 60 pancakes at a time. I would have been sleeping for the last 8 years!
But then I realize we would have missed out on the wonderful personalities of my younger 4 children. Who would want to have missed out on them??! My older 2 guys are serious and the younger 4 have brought lots joy and laughter into our lives.
I try to keep it in perspective. I try. I try. I try.
Honestly, it has just been a humdinger of a year. With all the stuff relating to #5 being molested, #1's fall out with that and then DH falling down the stairs. I just need to take better care of myself to keep my equilbrium.
I am learning.
Thank you my friends.
I miss you guys.