Keeping Up With the Jameses

Adventures in Modern Day Motherhood

Mommies Are Not Boring July 28, 2008

Filed under: large familes,life,politics — mommyoffive @ 2:41 am
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Sometimes I have to laugh when I hear people ask what stay-at-home-moms do with all of their spare time. In the past few days, I have:

*Taught sixteen children how to paddle a rubber raft across a lake. (That’s enough excitement to last for at least a month all by itself.)

*Hosted a back yard backyard barbeque in which five different nationalities were represented.

*Bonded with a future congressman over how easily embarrassed our teenage daughters are, and how sore our *ahem* derrieres get after we’ve been on a bike.

*Found not one, but two jars full of freshly caught baby fish sitting on my counter. Bonus points if you can guess which child was responsible. (The answer is below.)

*Successfully convinced our othodontist’s billing office that they had once again messed up our bill. Paid in full, people, it’s paid in full.

*Marched in two parades.

*Spoken with a Vietnam vet about some of his experiences during the war (we cannot even begin to comprehend what they went through).

*And my personal favorite – I convinced Todd to go to an Osmonds concert with a group of our friends. Todd. The Osmonds. Let’s just let that sink in for a minute…….OK, you can laugh now.

See. Definitely not boring.

Did you guess who the fish culprit was? Did you? Do you know which of my children spent an afternoon wallowing around in the muddy river catching teeny tiny fish with his/her bare hands? The correct answer is…………………………Sarah. That’s right. She’s not nearly as cool and sophisticated as she wants everyone to think she is.

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3 Responses to “Mommies Are Not Boring”

  1. gigi28 Says:

    you are one busy mommy! congratulations on all the energy you have

  2. Ker Says:

    Wow Jen, Sarah in a muddy river catching fish. Keep that moment for blackmail!! Sounds like a busy week.

  3. sandrar Says:

    Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.


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