1. I don't work outside my home. I really do mean that, I offer my flowerbed as evidence:) Actually, when we adopted Conner and Mylie, I left teaching because their appointments with specialists, therapies, etc. forced me to miss too much time from my classroom of students with moderate to severe disabilities. I loved teaching but this was what I needed to do. I became a developmental interventionist for children birth to 3 with disabilities for the flexible schedule and it was the best job ever. Truly, I would have done it forever but our social worker told us about a baby boy in the NICU at UK who needed a forever family. We took him and he had a great deal of health issues which made it more expensive for me to work a few hours a week than to just stay home. So now, for the first time since I was 14, I am technically unemployed. However, since I run around like a crazy woman to and from school drop off, therapy, specialist appointments... "Stay at Home Mom" is sort of a misnomer.
2. We have one biological child and 3 adopted ones. All of our adopted children have some degree of special needs. Do not kid yourself into thinking that the mayhem mentioned above is because my kids have special needs, it contributes, but I can honestly say, craziness is just sort of how we roll around here. By the way, not all of my kids are of the same race, so occasionally I will talk about the craptastic ways people react to that on here--just laugh, idiots happen, that's what we do.
3. I am completely and utterly aware every day of my life how blessed I am to be a full time mom and to have my wonderful husband and 4 awe inspiring kids. Please don't ever take any jokes I may make about running away with Mr. Clean or their evil intentions seriously. Fact: navigating the waters in this household can be treacherous and frustrating, if I could not laugh about it, I would never be able to do it. Another Fact: I would not trade it for the world. Therefore, if you can't read my silly rants and see them as a humorous outlet, don't read it, but don't give me any crap about it either.
4. I frequently refer to my kids as the minions. Think cute yellow Disney minions sort of fumbling through acts of thoughtless destruction, I in no way think my children are mindless or evil.
And that, my friends, is as serious as I hope to get on this blog site. Hope you all enjoy and share stories of your own.