Thursday, November 21, 2013

Three’s a Crowd

It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder and violence every single day should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children is a natural urge. ~P. Diller
Top 10 list of things that are more difficult with three children instead of two;
1. Trying to fit 3 car seats across the backseat of a 5 passenger car. Or as my husband and I call it - Car Seat Tetris
2. Holding hands in the parking lot or to cross the street.
3. When you have roast chicken for dinner and each kid wants a drumstick
4. When they play together, one of them is usually left out. This becomes a major war when the game they are playing involves the Xbox.
5. When they are all scheduled for activities and they somehow all have to be in a different place at the same time.
6. When you’re out shopping solo duty and one of them utters the dreaded “Mom, I have to go bathroom!”
7. When you’re out shopping with them and YOU have to go to the bathroom!
8. Telling them apart by voice from another room when you can hear that giggling that signifies they’re up to no good
9. When there are only two of you and all three need to be accompanied on the roller coaster at the amusement park
And my all time favorite -
10. Trying to keep a straight face. Especially when someone stops by out of the blue to witness your house trashed, the oldest one chasing the dog, the middle one playing train in the kitchen with the dining chairs and the youngest one running around the house with no pants. Because in this house that’s the usual after school activities that go on between homework and dinner.
Sometimes parenthood is all about keeping your sense of humor intact.

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