Primarily written by Adrienne, a homeschooling mother of seven, ages 10 and under. She chronicles life, laughs, struggles, and lessons learned as she raises a larger-than-most sized family and tries to figure out what she's doing day by day.

With occasional posts, Alexandra, Adrienne's older sister, writes of her ranch life in Nevada and raising four sons, ages 5 and under. Life is never dull and her boys have given her some pretty awesome stories to tell.

Stick around awhile, and you're sure to laugh, nod, smile, be encouraged, and see what life is like with a big (little) family.


The learning curve

CT is learning to use the toilet this summer. That in and of itself is a little (too) adventurous, as we have all learned from Pierce. I will spare you all those messy details.  I do, however, feel like one story is worth sharing, despite my husband's obvious misgivings.


It was late, (okay, I don’t know about you all, but in our world, 9pm is late…) like 8:30. All the boys were in bed and I was washing the last of the dinner dishes, when my shoulders slumped. My dear and precious husband noticed this when walking into the room and asked what was wrong. I replied that I had forgotten to change CT’s sheets from this afternoon’s nap accident.

Being the dear man that he is, he responded that he would change the sheets if I would get him some and I could finish dishes. Thank you Matthew. About 1/2 hour later I went to start another load of laundry and try to call it a day and I notice that there were no sheets from the toddler bed. Upon asking Matthew were they were, (and knowing full well his strong desire to excel at any kind of housework) I was informed that he didn't know where they were. Most certainly not on his bed when he went to remake it for me!

He put clean sheets on the toddler bed, on top of the peed on sheets. CT didn't mind, I had a little more laundry to do the next day, and my husband and I both had a good laugh at his expense. Now you all did too!


Roxanne said...

At least he offered to help - even though he missed the problem entirely. It's the thought that counts. Love the picture of CT and Gus. Reminds me of those days of potty training.

Kayla Heeren said...

Love this story (which sounds like a likely scenario at our house as well!), and the picture, which is what we've been doing with our little man as well.

Roxanne said...

Gotta have pretty tough feet to walk in that sagebrush. Love the rustic western country view.