Sunday, May 30, 2010

Hi Mum, it's Sammy clone 27 (Part Two)

Yet another exhausted baby.  If they aren't hungry, they are too sleepy.  If they aren't hungry or sleepy, they probably stink.  [sigh] How on earth did I end up with so many babies?  What did I do to deserve this?

Davy doesn't prioritise very well, he sometimes puts one in a crib that really needs a bottle or plays when they need bed.  However he does usually pay attention to the babies.  He has Eve.  She's the only one with long hair.  Too bad she really wants a bottle and not play.

Screaming babies everywhere.  So much noise.

I have decided to concentrate on getting a couple of them potty trained.  If they can do that for themselves, they'll take way longer to being really smelly.  I think this may be Glen.

Oh, check it out!  Three toddlers and they are all happy.  It won't last but this is very very nice.

Damn that boy.  I was coming in for an hour or two kip and he has to pick NOW to read on my bed.  The only bed in the house.  I'd fire him but I've heard there some really bad babysitters in town.

[Sigh] Well, I'll grab Feris and make him happier.  I hope Davy leaves my bed soon.  I need a sleep soon.

Might as well do Eve while I'm at it.  Change diaper, feed.  Maybe cuddle.

Pity that Davy keeps leaving the house.  Though I can't grudge him wanting out of this mad place.  He is helping when he is here.  Poor Abby was so hungry.  I think that's Abby and not Byron.  Both blond with short hair, it's hard to tell which is which.

Four babies and no one crying.  This feels like a win.  Ok, Eve is outside and sleeping on the ground.  That is not going to win me parent of the year award.  So we have Feris and Cherry definitely.  I still think the blue PJs are Glen.  Nope, I don't know which baby is wearing pink...around here it could be anyone.

More potty training.

Too baby it's a different baby every time.

Which is making it hard to tell if any of them have learned yet.

David is the only toddler who hasn't maxed skills on the xylophone yet.  Cherry, David and Eve have yet to max skills with the peg box.

I did get a couple of hours sleep, a quick meal and a long overdue shower.  I long for a holiday with plenty of sleep, plenty of quiet and maybe a pretty lady to share it with.  Mind you, the only person I've met is Davy...not my idea of a good traveling companion.

Hi Mum, it's Sammy clone 27 (Part One)

Hi Mum,

Mum, I don't like the look of this setup. I seem to be surrounded by an infinite number of toddlers.

Ok, that was a small exaggeration. There are only 7 of them. I counted. I counted three times so I'm sure there is no mistake. There is only one adult, me. So I have 7 toddlers to care for by myself?

This is a scary sight. Look at all those cribs. Seven toddlers, how does one cope with seven toddlers Mum?

It wasn't a big lot so we had money to build a basic house.  Pottys, cribs and toys everywhere.  This cost me most of my start up money.  I have about 3000 to spare for expenses and maybe a babysitter.  It's not a fancy house but it should do.

I grabbed one little one and taught her to walk.  This is Cherry Grant.  The other babies are Abby, Byron, David, Eve, Feris and Glen.  Don't ask me which is which, it gives me a massive headache.

By the next day, I regretted teaching walk first.  I should be teaching potty first to every one of the little ones I can catch.  They spend a lot of time stinking because I just can't get to them quickly enough.

Happy toddlers playing quietly with toys.  Oh Mum, this just doesn't last at all.

Cherry can walk on her own now.

And here is a house of crying babies.  Most of them are hungry and stinky.  I don't mind the smell however they are really unhappy about being stinky.

So I broke down and hired a sitter for the evening.  Davy isn't coping well with the crowd but he does sometimes feed, sometimes change diapers and sometimes puts them in cribs.  Every little bit helps, believe me.

Aw, the poor babies need a lot of love.  And it's so hard to make the rounds, at least 3 need attention all of the time.

This is exhausting work.  They are all little darlings, don't get me wrong, but I have no time to myself except for a few hours after I crash in bed.

I bet you never thought you'd see me doing this.  Napping just to get enough energy to feed and put to bed at least some of the babies.

Davy has gone home twice.  I've called him back fairly soon after he leaves.  He has a bit of time to play with some of the children.  I have no time beyond feed, cuddle, change diapers and I hope to do serious potty training soon.

Poor Glen, I was in bed and Davy wasn't paying attention.  He passed out on the floor.  I have a feeling that this is going to happen a lot in the next few days.

Well, Mum, this is actually the start of the third day.  I've only taught one toddler one skill.  Almost all of them have maxed out their xylophone skills.  Abby and Byron have maxed logic.  

It's tough to raise 7 toddlers.  You can't concentrate on one baby for too long or the rest can get to a bad state.  That was the mistake I made on the first day.  I'm only eating quick meals, and barely sleeping.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Follow up pics

First the wedding
Ripley the formal wearing preggie

So happy.

The ring exchange while AJ tries to steal the show.

Oh so happy.

AJ with a basket of twins; Ann and Helena.

Next babies due

Snuggle Helena
Then Ann
Theo and Lenore arrive.

Sam and Theo

Ann Anderson

Helene Anderson

Norris Warren

Theo Grant

Lenore Grant