Sunday, August 05, 2007

Three boys on a couch...

It's not often I get all three boys in the same place at the same time, and all more or less facing the camera, too...

This is what "sitting on the couching quietly" looks like in our house...


Here's Erik "not encouraging" Bryn...


And here is Bryn showing just how much he has learned from his brothers in the past nearly two years... Don't be fooled by Luey sitting all innocent-like on the other side of Erik there, that kicking action Bryn is engaged in is classic Luey style behaviour...


I was talking to Katy last night about having all these kids and wanting more... Having received a genuinely shocked, "Are you CRAZY?" from one of Jayne's dinner guests when I said I just wanted one more... It's hard to explain. Having lots of kids in't EASY... Sometimes it's actually enough to make me think I'm insane for wanting any more, but see, there are these moments, like when I took these photos, when I feel completely happy... I love seeing all the kids together, even when they drive me crazy, and I'd love one more! Or even two more... It just feels so right for me... I feel really good about myself when I see all my kids together like this...

8 comments:

Juniper said...

Your boys look so cute together!

Having been the oldest of 5 kids, i swore I wouldn't have any LOL, then one, then two, and now ... 3. But not sure we will go any further LOL! However, I totally get what you mean, about loving the energy that kids bring to the house. I think my latest pg is a subconscious way of keeping that energy around for longer, as already my kids are feeling so grown up!

katef said...

Oh you make me feel slightly less insane for wanting just one more... but then when I think about 'just one' I sort of wonder if maybe I can manage two?? LOL Never ever in my wildest dreams would have ever thought I'd have more than two kids... I sometimes look at my three and think I must be out of my mind.. but in a good way!
Gorgeous boys!

Sif said...

Not *sure* if you'll go any further, Juniper??? Hehehe... Yes, I can't say if it's prolonging this stage, for me personally, my kids are still pretty young, but it's all about the future, the full house, the future family gatherings, the circle of people who come together when they need to, etc.

Kate, I can see you with a brood, I hear when you post in frustration some days, I really do, but you know, you're such a natural!!! You already have so much more confidence than I've got, and my oldest is four years older than your oldest - you just have that mama knack!

Amanda O. said...

Aw they are so gorgeous sitting together like that Sif... you're going to make ME want a whole brood! Actually I would if I could just be sure they wouldn't all be quite as full on as La... in the time I've written this he's pulled off his nappy and brought it to me to inform me "poo poos STINKY" and pulled down my shower rod and is running away with it to whack things. LOL Those sweet moments are so charming though...

Sif said...

PMSL, but Erik WAS like La, only I didn't wait long enough to figure that out (granted)...

And Luey and Bryn have been the same - and I'm sane...

I'm sane, I'm sane, I'm sane, I'm sane, no brain, I'm sane, part lame, I'm sane, I'm sane, I'm sane, I'm sane, refrain, you say, from grains? Ok! I'm sane, so sane, I'm sane, I'm sane, I don't complain, It ain't so bad, It's me I blame, No pain, no gain, they say, it's plain, insane? No way, I'm sane, I'M SANE!!!

loz said...

LMAO makes me realise i am not as nuts as I thought especially your last response ;) :P I always thought I would have 2 kids pigeon pair lol and now I feel i will have 3 but as each day goes by I am more and more content with having my 2 boys and am feeling that if I was to have another baby that is ok I would love him/her no matter their sex but if that isn't meant to be then I can accept my 2 gorgeous boys too. So really leaving it in the universes hands don't get me wrong though if there comes a time when their is definately no more children from here I will morn for many things..

HipbubbyMama said...

LOL Sif dont worry about J, she thinks anyone with more than one or two kids is insane :) That's just her projecting, bc she couldnt handle more than one child! I waver between agreeing with her wholeheartedly, and wanting at least one or two more babies though! heart says yes, head says Noooooo :LOL

Amanda O. said...

LOL Sif, that's why I decided to have the 5 year long IUD implanted! I know myself - I'd have gone clucky, decided it sounded like a grand idea when he was a few months old and have gotten pregnant again straight away! As it was, I almost made the appt to have it removed a few times but then it took long enough between making appt/getting in for my hormones to settle and sanity to reassert itself temporarily! ;-)

Argh... now your song is stuck in my head! *wails*

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