Hello all you happy people,
Let me begin at the beginning, I was born…. I got married…. We had 5 kids.
I will let you collect your thought, presuppositions and jaws from the floor. Yes I said I have 5 kids. Yes I know how that happens! Yes they are all biologically ours. Yes my wife stays home with all of them. No were not apart of any cult or commune. Finally, I love being a dad of 5 kids!
As for sleep, well I haven’t seen much of that in over 8 years. I think it is that stuff that happens when your body is able to relax. We have a very loud, fun and spirited household. Sleep is for the weak, we must be the strongest people around. Who needs it any way when you have Costco bag size of coffee beans at your disposal.
I digress, this is supposed to be an introduction. So yes I am a father of 5 who loves his life and wishes all of you could experience the joy that is our whirlwind of a home. My kids are as follows; 7 year old boy, 4 year old girl, Twin boys who are 3 and our baby girl who is 1. If you counting, that’s five 7 and under. Next year it will be five 8 and under, but who is counting. Love the reactions on peoples face when we bring up the size and ages of our family. For some reason its surprising that children exist, who knew.
Next I am the sole breadwinner of the family. Can you imagine the child care bill it would cost for 5 kids? To put it in perspective, when my wife and I got life insurance, she was valued way more than I was. Know who’s the breadwinner. In another way to look at it, she makes more than $10k more than me if she was paid as a caretaker for all the kids. Kind of humbles myself when I think about that. That’s right, shes my sugar mama.
On the topic of the mama, I have been hitched up with her for over 16 years now. We were high-school sweethearts, then got married after I joined the military. That is a much different story for a different time, but I am a very blessed man to have her in my life. Also a very lucky man that she puts up with my shenanigans. Not easy living with 5 kids, not easy always living with me either!
So this is me, a slightly tired daddy with 5 times the love to go around everyday. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Although I am looking forward to the day I can sleep consistently all night for more than a day. That will come one day, but for now a guy can dream. As for the rest of the story, tune it and I will plug in when I can to keep the fun rolling.