Monday, June 28, 2004
SEAMUS-The 5 Star Kid
Every parent needs a Seamus. For those unfamiliar with this Irish form of James it's pronounced Shay-mus. He's my oldest and everything a parent could wish for. Let me give you a little idea. Sometimes on weekends my husband and I sleep in. When we get up the house has been cleaned, coffee is... Sign in to see full entry.
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Wednesday, June 23, 2004
The wacky, weird, wonderful world of SuperDave
David is my second boy and the masculine version of me. It's so strange having a near mirror image of myself. It's not just looks. He has the same goofy, off-the-wall imagination. He loves regaling us with his dreams every morning. They have no beginning, no end, and would be considered too strange... Sign in to see full entry.
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Monday, June 21, 2004
Liam the Cheat- PartII
Honesty is a virtue every decent parent would like to instill in their child. Some children are naturally honest, others not so much. The ones who like to challenge authority are often the ones with a slippery grasp of the truth. To these children, truth is always evolving, always changeable when... Sign in to see full entry.
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Tuesday, May 25, 2004
Born with his middle finger in the air
And a" Question Authority" bumper sticker on his arse. That's my fourth son, age 6. I used to think I was a good parent because my first 3 were so well behaved. Then came Liam. Some kids accept the fact parents are bigger and can tell them what to do. Not Liam. His daydreaming time is probably spent... Sign in to see full entry.
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Saturday, May 22, 2004
WHAT IF YOUR BIRTH ORDER IS IN THE DOUBLE DIGITS?
The theory goes that, for those unfamiliar, certain personality traits are determined by where you fall in your family. I researched this a bit and found that the prevailing wisdom pretty much matches my experience with people. My husband has so many traits of the first born with two siblings. So... Sign in to see full entry.
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Wednesday, May 19, 2004
"YOU'RE TOUCHING ME!!!" Lessons in interpersonal dynamics
Back in the day before car seats and seatbelt laws, my family packed into whatever car my father had running for family outings. By the time I came along no car would fit all nineteen of us so we took two cars. Even so, we were packed like sardines, a couple of layers deep, which wasn't bad in... Sign in to see full entry.
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About this Blog
This blog explores the joy and hardships of coming from and having a large family. I want to start a dialogue on attitudes about family size and your own childhood experiences. I hope to write on birth order, childhood memories and perceptions among other things.