Easier Having Five

I won't speak for Jen, but I just looked up the other day and realized I think having five kids aged 10, 8, 6, 4, and 3 1/2 months is much easier than it was to have three that were 4, 2 and 1.

And that's something I would never have known if we had stopped at Emily!

Of course we also wouldn't have Nora or Charis ... and reality would be less full for not having them.

Though I wouldn't presume, maybe I understand really large families a little better for having grasped this.

4 comments:

Jodi said...

Thank you, Jon. I am definitely feeling the "adjustment to three" at the moment. But I have heard so many people say that three is the hardest change to make. I guess we just have to keep going :)

Janine the Bean said...

However, Jodi...you will have 4 under 5 years old. Slightly different.

I do hear this from so many large families though...it gets easier as you have older children to help.

I can't imagine life without Simeon, and although we weren't "planning" on him, God had planned for him to be with us from the beginning of time.

I have to say, I could use a 10 year-old and an 8 year-old to help out right now. That must be nice.

wcc said...

Greg Brown, Iowa poet

"Daughters"

One dances and knows
How many squares hopscotch ought to have.
One goes wah, wah, wah, wah, wah,
Wah, wah, wah, wah, ha ha, wah wah.

One won't eat anything much,
I guess she lives on air and sun and noodles.
One's beginnin' to learn that the milk is over there
Inside of that shirt beneath the blue eyes of the woman I love.

[chorus:]
I'm a man who's rich in daughters,
And if by some wild chance I get rich in money,
Like say another two thou a year or even one thou a year,
I'm gonna look in to havin' some more daughters.

When my daughter who is tall now was not so tall,
One night we were drivin' home in the truck and I was sad
[ Daughters lyrics found on http://www.completealbumlyrics.com ]
Because I was busted and disgusted,
And she looked out the window and said, "Dad, the moon is comin' home
With us."
She said, "Dad, the moon is comin' home with us."

[repeat chorus]

And in the morning they magic the house,
The one that can walk, walks in warm and still dreamin' to give
Me a hug or ask why it's so cold or why is there school,
"Why's it so cold?" or "Why is there school?"
And the one who can't walk or talk yet just lies in bed and laughs,
She just lies in bed and laughs.

JPB said...

I must have that song!!! And it's not on YouTube. (sigh)