So the other night we were watching Supernanny. We watch the show for two reasons: 1. To learn Jo's techniques (don't you just love how she says "techniques"?) and 2. To be thankful that our kids aren't as out of control as "those other people's kids". It was the episode with the family of a 5-year-old and 3-year-old triplets, and Billy and I found ourselves nodding our heads in agreement as we related to the parents' frustrations with dealing with so many little ones. But then the program showed the dad taking all four kids on an outing, and he wasn't holding anyone's hands! Even when they were about to cross a street. We were saying, "Dude, what are you thinking? Parenting 101. Get a clue!".
The next day I was still thinking about how ridiculous it was for the father to not be holding the kids' hands. (And congratulating myself for having more sense than he did.) Not two minutes later I discovered this:
My child. Playing with matches.
So I guess the lesson is I shouldn't worry so much about other parents' lack of skills and work on my own instead.
The 500 Babies are the children God has graciously blessed us with through the miracle of adoption. We adopted Joseph and Daniel in August 2008 and Mikea in June 2009. We adopted Adrian in December of 2010 and in June of 2011 we made Rebekah a permanent member of our family. (She was born at 28 weeks gestation, weighing only 2 lbs.) Last July we were thrilled to welcome our sixth child to our family: Baby Katherine. We are currently fostering her and hope to adopt later this year. Join me as I chronicle the ups, downs, and in-betweens of life with a houseful of little blessings!