It can be so complicated sometimes when someone asks you how many children you have. I am not sure how to answer. I don't want my missing children to be forgotten. I also don't want it to be awkward for others if I tell them I've had miscarriages and a stillborn daughter. Sometimes I do not have the energy to talk about it, so I just say 10. Saying that you have 10 children already has enough shock factor in itself for most people.
Today I met a lady that had 11 children . Five were hers and six were here husbands and she was expecting. She was shocked to find that all 10 of ours were biologically both of ours. I didn't even go into the other pregnancies. She is homeschooling some of her children and wanted to ask me some more questions but ran out of time. Hopefully we will have a chance to talk some more soon.
Four of my children are participating in a musical at our church this summer. It is called Moses the Musical. This week they have practices Monday- Wednesday in the morning to work on learning the choreography. It was hard to drag them out of bed. I am pretty sure that we will need a nap today. Leaving the house at 8 a.m. is quite a stretch for us!
Yesterday our church had our annual picnic. Hubby and I were not too excited to go and sit in the Hot sun. I think that we have become addicted to the Air Conditioning and don't consider a day sitting in the hot ( high 80's) weather a day of fun. We went, bit our lip, and tried to be cheerful. Our children wanted to go badly, so we decided to give it a try. They had tents set up to help shield us from the sun. There was actually a breeze blowing, so all in all, it wasn't too bad.
This park was a great place for a church picnic. There was plenty of space and it was a nice setting. The kids enjoyed the playground and the inflatables that our church rented. We had good food,but the children especially enjoyed the snacks. Moon pies were a big hit with many. So we will see if we go next year, well maybe!