Sunday, August 30, 2009
I am currently living with five males: two adults, one adolescent, one cheeky seven year old and one baby. My brother-in-law has come to stay too.
The toilet smells like wee; there's always dishes; they eat all the time; the laundry is always overflowing; and they rumble and wrestle on MADE beds, couches, the floor; and I am becoming very good at making them pick up after themselves because it exhausts me just looking at it all. I don't like being bossy but I have to be, grrrr.
Of course the upside is lots of arms to cuddle a crying baby or pat his back when he's struggling to breathe; the kids have someone to throw a rugby ball too or go fishing; someone is always in the kitchen so I get a few cups of tea and lots of food; there's a real sense of life in this house, that people live here. It's not a dead museum. I hope to see more of our brothers son too, my nephew. My dad came visiting last weekend. I kid you not. I invited him to move in with us as well. lol. And he has a son as well. I think I am a man-magnet ... yeah right.
Its rather overwhelming living with so much maleness around me. I definitely need a bigger house if Dad comes to stay. I would have our whole family living with us if they wanted to. To look after and care for any whanau anytime for any reason is normal. We love having family around us.
I have four brothers, my husband is one of four brothers, his father had eight brothers. There were three boys born in my family in the last three years. It's a man-saturated world I live in.
Meanwhile a craft fair to get ready for in two months.