Blake packs his own lunches for school and is allowed to buy lunch one day a week. It has been a game changer for me during busy school day mornings.
“Are those ALL yours?”
“Four boys? Your husband must be stoked!”
“Are you going to try for a girl?” (Super original. Never heard that one before.)
“Just stay tough. Boys really need that.”
“Oh honey. It will get fun in about 5 years.”
“Four boys and you’re wearing earrings?”
“You’re half way to a full baseball team!”
…and my favorite…
“Are they all from the same dad?”
Crew is a chatterbox and every word he exerts is the most exciting thing on the planet. He is so animated and so enthused about life. Some of my favorite things he says are, “swi-soup” (for swimsuit), “What the heck?” and “Check it out!”
When Crew repeats phrases for prayers, he always whispers them with a quiet smirk on his face.
I usually get Crew and Finn down for afternoon naps less than a half hour before Blake and Nash get home from school. They get out so early at 2:20pm. Sometimes if I’m really on top of it, I have a quiet house for one whole hour.
LEGO bricks somehow make their way to every countertop in our house.
The boys weren’t so sure at first about our 10-20-70 system. But in time it became second nature to put a portion of their dollars aside. 10% goes to tithing in our church (giving money helps to remember that in the grand scheme of things it’s not really our money in the first place), another 20% goes to savings and the remaining 70% is theirs to save or spend.