I have made no qualms about my obsession with babies. I have an addiction to the sweet little feet and soft skin and pure innocence. It’s kind of like how some people are addicted to kittens and end up as the cat lady, yeah that’s me – but alas – I’m the lady with 4 kids.
A few weeks ago I learned that my sister-in-law was coming to town with my newest little niece, Madden. (I may have just jumped up and down screaming non-stop.) The visit was fabulous and seeing a little version of my brother and sister-in-law in girl version (they have 2 boys as well) was so cool.
Then I introduced Madden to my toddler boys.
Izaiah, being the helper that he is – quickly tore up paper and fed it to her. After stopping him, he then went and got her an Ugly Doll to play with. He sang to her, tried to cover her with a blanket and overall was excited to have a new little thing in the house to play with.
Then there is Zeke. Zeke and Madden’s ages are the exact difference as Zeke and Izaiah. It’s crazy to think that just 18 months ago, I was dealing with 2! Anywho, Zeke didn’t quite act with the same enthusiasm as Izaiah did. Being the baby of the family, he is use to all of the attention. Meeting a new cousin just didn’t bring quite the same amount of joy to his little heart. There were many tears…. many many tears… And lots of screaming which he directed at her.
Seeing and holding Madden made my heart long for another child. That was until we had 5 hours alone with her. It wasn’t her necessarily, it was well everything. 5 kids is more than 4 kids. The house was chaos. The noise well, was even more out of control than normal. I changed 3 dirty diapers in 1 setting. Cooking dinner was nearly impossible. Keeping the dogs calm was a joke and at one time, 4 of the 5 kids were screaming. After our time with Madden was up, God said “This is why Sean got a circumcision.”
Who knows, maybe we will adopt or foster later in life, but for now these 2 toddlers are keeping me plenty busy. Add on our other 2 and our house is full, as well as our hearts.
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