Wednesday, August 02, 2006

YOU POOR THING! (Revised)

Seriously, just because I had twins and already have 2 children, that doesn’t make me a “poor thing”. I wish people would quit saying it. It’s not just one person; there have been several.

Why the hell do people think my life is so, rough, awful and bad? If I stated that life was like this, then maybe I'd seem like a "poor thing", but I don't.

Ya, so Alex pooped all over my bed yesterday, I changed the sheets.

Ya, so Jackson hit me in the head with a toy sword, I disciplined him.

Ya, so Owen spit up all over the couch, and me, it wiped right up.

Ya, so Victoria asks every question 100 times, I deal with it.

Ya, so my house is ugly, we’re working on it.

Ya, so I have bills due, I have the money.

I call it life!

The funny thing is these things that aren't much fun aren't things I discuss with people. When people call it's, "Hold on Jackson's doing something he shouldn't", or "Victoria just a minute I'm on the phone", or "Can you hold on a minute I need to check the babies." I've explained their monitors when the questions come up and to some degree I use them as an excuse to not take them out and to not have people over that I don't want. My explanations to the questions are very matter of fact. This is what they are for, this is what they do and I don't like packing them around.

On the other side of life…

…Jackson wanted to cuddle mom, not dad last night (he’s so soft and cuddly for being so big and tough). He is also learning to clean up and put together puzzles he dumps very well.

…Owen grinned so big at me and was awesome at the doctor today.

…Alex was so relaxed on my chest after being burped and he too was good at the doctor today.

...Heck the twins have slept between 5-7 hours the last three nights and I've had 2 naps in 3 days. That is totally cool.

…Victoria is the sweetest helper and has made my job so much easier when I’m nursing. She is also attempting to read more (she still memorizes the books when we read them and recites it when she can).

…Jonathan is a huge help and works so hard for our family at work and at home (he’s even going to potty train Jackson for me-he offered).

…We sold the house in OKC and money isn’t so tight.

“Poor Thing” I think not. Lucky that my life is the way it is? Definitely. I'm totally blessed.

4 comments:

Jeremy said...

Way to put in in perspective...

kim Smith said...

I got the same sort of comments when I had my fourth child. I just say after the second child, you really don't notice the extra noise, you just count heads to make sure they are all there.

Has Victoria tried to nurse her baby dolls yet? That is when I really got the "poor thing" looks. Nothing like two little girls popping up their shirts to make sure their dollies are fed!

Tiffany said...

i don't thing you are a poor thing sarah....instead i think you are a super thing!

i am glad to hear home life is going well and the babies are fine.

Rachel said...

I still get the same reaction when people find out I have 4. They also have the same reaction when they find out Emma is the only girl. Have they done that to Victoria yet? I say GOD knew what He was doing, everthing is just right!