Thursday, September 2, 2010

A Couple of Things

I think this is huuurr-larious! (Leah linked on FB)

Four Levels of Social Entrapment

This is a really interesting article that Granny linked to on Facebook.

God, the Gospel and Glen Beck

Things went very well today with all the kids. Her boys and our girls got along really well, especially once they found out that we have light sabers and the girls play Star Wars. Even Anna got along with their daughter quite well.

There are only 10 kids here (you can barely see Kellen back there) because Arianna was wandering around and Isaac was asleep. The ages are 9,8,7,7,5,5,4,3,3,1,1,newborn. I had the oldest and the youngest. It was fun to talk about all the births we had between us. She is a new homeschooler, too so I showed her our curricula choices and how I planned it and reassured her that the chaos was normal and we gave her a ton of A Beka stuff that had been given to us. Their names are Nolan, Kellen, Jaylen, Deakon, Mikalen and Arianna. Fun family! It was quite fun to commiserate with a real person over the comments, "Are they all yours?", "You know what causes that, right?", "You sure do have your hands full!"

I was stunned that Anna was so nice to Arianna. I thought she'd be jealous and try to knock her over or something. Apparently my mom exudes that Gramma smell because Arianna was immediately following her around wanting to be picked up. So there's Mom, with two one-year-olds trailing behind her wanting to be picked up. It was really cute!!


Johanna said...

Love the social entrapment article! Too funny.

I was wondering how your massive gathering went today. I am so glad you had fun. it looked like the kids were all doing really well sitting at a table at the same time!

You rock. I just thought you should know.

Lawanda said...


(Will check out the articles later :))