This week Colby (3) did not climb up in a tree so high that I had to have Matthew (10) fetch the ladder while Amber (13) and Kaitlin (11) moved the pile of rocks from directly under his precarious perch and I stood underneath to break his fall (just in case). I did not need to climb to the very top of the ladder and reach up while he lowered himself a bit in order to reach him. I did not consider calling the fire department.
If one of our small children had been stuck up quite high in a tree, none of the other children would have suggested that I get the camera because it would make a great “Not Me” post. No way!
Mark and I did not drop all 9 of our children off at a friend’s house at 9:30 Saturday morning and leave them until nearly 5:00 Saturday evening just so that we could go watch a college football game with 103,259 other fans.
None of our friends would agree to watch 9 children for a whole day, especially when they have 4 children of their own. If someone had agreed to take care of 13 children 13 and younger, they would not have tackled several projects AND blogged about one of them. 🙂 (We did not have an amazing time, thank you Heather!)
When Nicholas (1) got himself stuck in the toilet I did not run for the camera before removing him.Nope, not me!