You all thought I had a full house before, didn’t you? Well, guess what? We had SEVEN kids here this weekend, all under 10 years old. I watched my sister’s two daughters while she and my brother-in-law went to a Marriage Get-a-way night. They said it was very refreshing. Anyway, for Friday and Saturday, I watched Tabitha and Naomi who are almost 4 years and 20 months old. I went and met them halfway to pick up the girls. We met at a McDs with a play area. They did very good, not a single cry the whole time from either of them. Naomi got a pouty face when her parents left, but as soon as they were out of sight, she went to playing and had no problem. At bedtime, Naomi had no problem. Tabitha tried the “I have to potty” thing a few times, but I put a stop to it the third time up and she was asleep soon after that. The next morning, Amie got them breakfast and they all played very well. After my older three children got done with their chores, I got out the big legos and the lincoln logs and all seven children were happy for the next two hours. Naomi even went down for a nap without a problem and James was still playing in that same room. My sister and her husband got there about 6:30 pm on Saturday and had dinner before leaving. We had no problem with any of the kids and I know they all enjoyed having the time to play together.
Do you think James was overwhelmed with all those girls? Nope, he loves them all.
Funny thing Naomi said: At dinner on Saturday, she was sitting on her mom’s lap and Jeremy was sitting beside them. She’d been calling Jeremy “Dadduh” the whole time here. She turned to him and said, “Hey, Dadduh, HEY DADDUH!” Jeremy pointed to her dad sitting behind him and asked, “You mean him?” She looked over and got a surprised look on her face and said, “Wow, TWO Dadduhs!”