Thursday, July 18, 2013

A Clue That You May Have A Lot Of Kids

While we were away in Florida, we had our kitchen cabinets painted inside and out, not a new color but refreshing the old.  I am loving the fresh, clean white paint.  But, we had to empty our cabinets before we left for our trip and then guess what was waiting for me when we returned?  Not only the beautiful new looking cabinets, but my bedroom floor completely full of the kitchen cabinet contents that had to be put back.  You don't realize how much kitchen stuff you have until you have to empty the cabinets!  

But, it was a good chance to clean-out things we don't need.  I put back the stuff we used most often first and then saw how great the cabinets looked being less cluttered so I wasn't at all motivated to put back the last of the stuff and was able to more easily get rid of it!  Now I probably ought to go through that painful process in my closet -- remove everything and then just put back the stuff I really use and love.


I caught this sweet moment this week:

My 7 year old daughter reading to her baby doll.  So, so precious!  Can I just freeze time so that she never grows up?


When we had an outside gate repaired at our house a couple days ago, the repairman made a comment about "all the kids" I had and then followed it up with another comment that indicated he thought I ran a daycare out of my home.  I didn't bother to tell him, "Nope they are all my children!"  But, I'm definitely going to have to add that to my list of signs that you may have a lot of children:  "People see you with your kids and assume you are running a daycare."  Check.

Really as a mother of both white and black children I hear quite a bit and have come to realize that not everyone needs to be corrected, sometimes it's best to just smile and nod, "Uh-huh."

The It Feels Like Chaos Daycare:


Happy Friday Friends!


  1. I love the sweet picture of your child reading to her doll. Precious moment! I have friends with four boys, and a newly adopted Ethiopian girl. I think it's brave and wonderful. Cheers to you.

  2. We're having our house painted too and cabinets are empty so they could be moved. Stuff is EVERYWHERE so I know exactly what you're going through. I've tossed, passed on and wrapped up a lot of things.

    Your kids are beautiful.

    Happy Friday Frag, jj

  3. I now know why I'll never paint the inside of my cabinets.

  4. I'm often surprised at what people feel free to say to strangers. I need to clean out my spice cabinet. I keep opening it, moving stuff around, saying outloud that I really need to clean it out, and then closing the door : ) Maybe next week!

    Have a happy weekend!

  5. We are in the thinking stages of a kitchen remodel (about 40 years overdue:() and oh my just thinking about what is in those cabinets scares me.
    I am amazed at the crazy things people feel free to say. I have a special needs grandson and a woman once said, in a supermarket, "ewe whats wrong with him?" I said "Nothing, he's perfect but ewe whats wrong with you?" My daughter cried for days. I recently walked onto the beach with 8 of my grandkids including the black ones. An older man said "How many different fathers do these kids have?" I smiled and said 5. The answer is 4 but I was caught so off guard. Another man and woman told us not to sit next to them on the beach because they wanted quiet. I sat in front of them and told them 5 more kids and 10 adults would be joining us. I need to just nod, I guess.
    I love your girl's dresses, adorable and oh my the reading to the doll, just precious!
    Have a great weekend.
    P.S. My mouth is wired shut, I havn't been able to talk in over a week. I think I'm becoming a serial typist:)


I'd love to hear what you think!