Top 10 Things I Can’t Seem To Find. (Parent Problems)

Top 10 Things I Can’t Seem To Find. (Parent Problems)

The more kids we have the more time we spend looking for things. I think be the time we are done, it is safe to say that all will be lost. (as far as material goods are concerned)

10. The Floor

Toys, toys, everywhere…
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9. My Wallet

I have finally learned to put it on a nice high shelf. Lucky for me, they have graduated to raiding Abby’s purse.

8. My Wedding Ring & Watches

I have no idea if they were flushed, or if they were put in the diaper genie, or maybe they are just mixed in with the toys. Either way, I haven’t seen them in a couple months. Can you let me know if you find them please?

7. The Last Piece of The Puzzle

I think they are visiting the socks that disappeared

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6. Pacifiers

When I take them away, they seem to find 5 of them in random places. But when there is a major fit being thrown…not a one in sight.

5. Sippy Cups

When I do find them, they have 10 day old fermented juice or yogurt that used to be milk in them. Yummy!!

4. Car Keys

One of these days I will learn my lesson and put them in the highest place possible… dangling from a string…with alarms that are set off by lasers.

3. Baby Wipes

It never fails. I get a diaper all opened up to find a big ole poop, and I can’t find the wipes. I either left them in another room, the kids hid them, or we ran out and I thought we had more. Sorry, son. That’s going back on till I can find the wipes or a piece of clothing I don’t care about.

2. Matching Shoes

It’s either all lefts or all rights, am I right?

1. TIME 

Time for what? Cooking, cleaning, movies, video games, reading a book, showers, sex, alone time with spouse, alone time alone, sleep, writing, thinking, exercise…

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In all honesty, it may seem like we don’t have time for the little things, but we make it happen anyway. The little things are what make us such a happy family. Here we are with 5 kids. 8, 2 ½, 1 ½, 7 months, and our newly adopted 2 week old. That’s 1 kid in school, 4 kids in diapers (hopefully 3 pretty soon), 2 kids on the bottle, and 7 people to get ready for church on Sundays… and we couldn’t be happier. If God has given us anything, he has given us a job. He has given Abby and I this family to raise. Thankfully we said yes, even if we can’t seem to find anything.

One comment

  1. Great post. As a father of 3, I laughed as I related with you on each item. I would add #11: Sanity. The chaos that comes from a house with young kids sometimes makes it tough to keep a firm grasp on reality. But like you, I wouldn’t have it any other way. One of my coworkers recently asked how I could be so successful in a time demanding field with 3 kids at home and said something along the lines of how tough it must be for me. My response: “Is it tough? Yes. But I don’t see how I could have done it differently nor would I want to. Each of my kids in their uniqueness has brought so much to my life that I don’t think I would have been able to deal with the long hours at work without having my kids and their mother to go home to each night.”

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