Tonight I was attempting to explain to Joe how Katie and Tommy interact with toys, and found it easier to demonstrate it for him.
Joe: We’d better not take a video of you doing that, or they’ll send you to the funny farm.
Susanna: I already live on the funny farm.
“What are you guys laughing at?”
I wielded a paintbrush more often than a camera this week, and have very few photos to share.
Okay, that’s only part of the truth. The rest of the truth involves spectacular displays of revolting, uncontrolled bodily substances and multiple diaper fails.
There’s something that rarely comes across on this blog, and that’s our family’s wacky sense of humor. I’ve talked myself out of posting hilarious Musser stories countless times. You might not understand!
But you need to know…
When we don’t take ourselves too seriously, life as a family with ten typical children, one homegrown sillydoodle with Down syndrome and post-Pleven twins is just plain funny.
Sometimes it’s laugh or cry, sometimes it’s the ingenuous things the younger ones say, sometimes it’s utter situational ridiculousness, sometimes it’s general hilarity. A little sleep deprivation helps.
A lot of sleep deprivation helps even more.
Question from first-time adopting special needs mom: How do you deal with those times when the comments from everyone about your family size or homeschooling or whatever they decide to pick at, combined with fatigue, just get a bit too overwhelming?
Answer: We’ve rarely had negative comments to deal with, but when they come, it works best to take them with a large dose of humor.
Last night I took Laura out for a special night to have her hair cut and her birthday photo taken, and to pick out her new watch. We took Verity and baby Ben with us in the double stroller, and got the comment of the year: “And this looks like a day care!”
Uh, so two children in a double stroller is now a day care, HAHAHAHAHA!!!!
Laughter will be your best friend, I promise you!
Tommy’s been home 3 1/2 weeks now.
Life is SO indescribably, crazily full–but full to overflowing with the people I love best, doing what I love to do most.
And that includes lots of laughing.
It’s so good. I love it. God is so faithful.
Oh yes, and before I forget to tell you…
…we can’t remember the last time we heard Tommy grind his teeth…