My crazy life! Kids used to drive me nuts, now I have 4 of them!

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When I was young, you know like the cool teenager stage, I never planned to have kids.  I shouldn’t say that, I actually thought more like well if I have ONE that’s fine, but I didn’t care either way.  I was a selfish, young, know-it-all, and kids really didn’t fit into my agenda.  My mom started a daycare when I was a teenager, this was another reason that I decided I really didn’t care to have kids, to be honest they drove me nuts.  I didn’t like nuts.  I liked normal, quiet, self time.

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Kids drove me nuts.  I attended a church that had a gazillion kids (and it still does).  I would go to our church picnics and kids would be running all over, I actually would steer clear of those events because of that very reason.  It was bombarded with kids! I would see kids with runny noses, and I was grossed out.  Changing diapers, ummm yeah right! I was not kid friendly to say the least!

Then….low and behold,  I got married, and had 4 kids in 4 years.  Sounds crazy right? Well, it is crazy! You’re right! It’s completely crazy.  I wake up some mornings and look at the little buggers who climb into my bed in the middle of the night and drool all over my pillows, and I wonder how in the world I got here! How in the world am I married with 4 kids! Wait, let me rephrase that last one, How in the world am I married with 4 BOYS! Yes, incase your wondering if my life is nuts, it is 100% absolutely, without a doubt NUTS. All. The. Time.

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When I go to a store, I hardly ever make it out of the store without someone commenting about my bravery, craziness, busyness, or without someone asking “are all those kids yours?” The looks I have gotten in the grocery store are worth a million dollars if I could snap a picture of them!

I have a 6 year old who is a jerm a phobic.  He absolutely refuses to touch anything unless he washes his hands, then he will wash his hands because he touched the faucet to turn the water off from washing his hands and it bothers him so he washes them again.  He absolutely does whatever he possible can to torment the rest of my kids, day and night!

I have a 5 year old who karate chops everything in sight, and breaks everything that he can.  Give him a piece of paper to draw on, he’ll turn it into a sword.  Give him some legos, he makes a gun out of them. Not one of his brothers can EVER walk by him without him doing some type of karate, wrestling, or boxing move on them.

I have a 3 year old that spends his day torturing my 2 year old.  He steals his pacifier every 20 seconds and we all close our eyes and hear this ear piercing scream until he gives it back, then he smiles and does it again 20 seconds later.  He speaks his mind about everything, and shocks everyone that he talks to.

I have a 2 year old that has the loudest scream I have ever heard.  In the stores, people have come running to see if someone is hurt because he is crying over his shoe being untied.  His sandwiches cannot have any type of crack, wrinkle, or hole in the bread whatsoever or he will not eat it.  He gets into everything that you could possibly imagine.

As for my house, how does it run? Just like you could imagine, yep, you guessed it…crazy! I do laundry all day, I buy socks like you wouldn’t believe because they are ALWAYS missing.  I have a puppy that is still “training”! I have chickens that get loose everyday and poop in my gardens and chase my kids.  My pillows are always off the couches and on the floor because my kids have pillow fights all the time, and they usually end with someone crying.  My windows are never ever ever clean because the second I clean them, someone rubs their greasy fingers on them.  I am constantly unclogging my drains due to someone putting bars of soap, toys, or toilet paper down them.  I clean my toilet twice a day because 4 boys using a toilet doesn’t go well, enough said. My house is NEVER quiet.  Not ever.  And if for some odd reason it is, don’t worry because one of my boys will torture another one to make them scream in the next 30 seconds.

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This is my life, every single crazy day! But, I love these little guys more than anything.  I love them with every inch of me.  I could not imagine my life without them and wouldn’t ever want to! I love every second of it.  I have had days of crying, laughing, and everything in between! They keep me on my toes at all times.  I have loved it, and I look forward to every day with them.  Yes, it is absolutely crazy! Parenting is not for the faint! I went from a selfish, quiet-loving, kid-avoiding girl to a crazy, diaper changing, toilet cleaning my of 4 boys who cause my jaw to drop all throughout the day!  Yes, that’s me, and I’m still pinching myself to see if I wake up! Do you have a crazy life? Let’s hear about it!! Comment below!

 

 

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  1. I just wanted to add a bit to your story….I have four boys ages 15, 5, 3, and 3 months! We homeschool and scream all of the time. Most days to communicate with my teenager while he is doing work we have to speak loudly because the 5 year old stole something from the 3 year old who is throwing a LOUD tantrum that will last forever! I don’t even pinch myself to see if it is a dream because there is literally no time for that! lol. Oh, and then the baby needs changed or will start crying while I am breaking up a fight.
    Some days I just sit back and laugh. I was not a kid-friendly only child and I now understand that God has a sense of humor!

    • Marissa says:

      Michelle, I laughed so hard to read this, so true!! Us boy mommies need to stick together!! God sure has blessed us, and some days I laugh laugh laugh. I am almost out of the diaper stage but I CAN relate to changing a diaper and someone starts fighting, or I’m breaking up a fight and a diaper disaster occurs. I have learned to be a multitasker! Thanks for commenting!

  2. I had 4 in 5 years, 2 girls and 2 boys. So our house is about the same as yours except we don’t have chickens!!! LOL! We have a dog and 3 cats and if we had enough room would have more animals. 😉 We homeschool too!!! It is definitely entertaining and there is never a quiet moment!

    • Marissa says:

      April, Thanks for commenting! I stopped over to your site, your kiddos are super cute 🙂 You can never tell by looking at those sweet faces what they are really capable of. lol. I enjoyed reading your blog. I send my kiddos to a Christian school that my husband is the principal of. I give you homeschooling mommies credit!! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. My house is just as crazy. I have two step-sons that we have full custody of ages 18 and 16 then we have a three in a half year old girl, two year old boy, and a two week old girl. The 18 yr old and three year old fight worse then him and the 16 yr old. My three year old bosses everyone around and her and the two yr old can never play without fighting over the toys (which they both have the same thing in the same color but have to play with that one). My two year old is all boy and I think has part monkey in him because he climbs on EVERYTHING, and usually it ends in disaster with him yelling boo boo. Both the three yr old and two yr old have already started torturing the 2week old because they are the little mommy and daddy and sometimes are too much help. That’s just what goes on in a short period of time in the house as going outside always ends up with fights between any or all of them, my two yr old crying because he got bit by our rabbits ( when it really was a nibble because they think he has grass) and a rooster running around the yard because he let him out of his pen. Then I have the threenager ( a three yr old with the attitude of a teenager) being her bossy self and when it’s time to go inside results in a meltdown ( like a teenage girl meltdown). It’s a crazy life but I wouldn’t change it for anything!

    • Marissa says:

      Serena, I HEAR you!!! 100%!! I have a climber too. My one son climbs on EVERYTHING in sight! I do love being a mom more than anything! It’s challenging somedays to say the least. Thanks so much for your story! Don’t you feel so much better about the way things go when you know someone else is in the same boat as you!? Stop back again for more stories, and feel free to comment anytime!!