Friday, February 13, 2009

Our winner. And the Top 10 Reasons I'm Proud to be an Under3 Fan.

There's been a handful of things that have happened over the past couple of days that have gotten me singing over and over, "My life is something like a phenomenom." I wonder what LL would sing about if he were over here for a day?

Boy do I marvel at the thought of the family that God has chosen to give Mr. Marvelous and I. And, I love that He knows my husband and I the way he does, to put us where we are today. My oh my, did I think He was way off, though, during those first few months after the little girls were born. You could have sent me to the Nut House. There's no way we would have made it successfully with newborn twins, a 15 month old, and a 2 year and 8 month old, without patience and peace from God.

And now look at us. We love having lots of little ones around. We delight in our 4under3 more than we could have ever imagined.

Oh, we so do!

So, in top ten fashion, I thought I'd give you my Top Ten reasons that "I'm proud to be an Under3* fan."

*Having 4 children in under 3 years

#10 Because you can buy a bazillion boxes of the same size diapers, and they fit all three of your diaper wearing children.

#9 Because, on laundry day, if a shirt from your oldest daughter's wardrobe gets put away in your two youngest daughters' dresser on accident, you can still put it on one of the youngest daughters, because they're nearly the same size.

#8 Because, you can laugh at the ridiculous, yet popular question that you get when your oldest is at preschool and you're traveling with just the three youngest. "Oh, are they triplets?" Um no.

#7 Because everyone thinks it's cool to climb in the youngest girls' crib--when they wake in the morning--to read books, snuggle, and wrestle.

#6 Because the establishments that proclaim "2 and under are free" makes for a nearly free outing.

#5 Because all your children still nap at the same time, for the same amount of time, allowing for a wonderfully quiet chunk of time every afternoon.

#4 Because you can bathe all 4 children at the same time, with no questions asked, making for a fun hot tub party for everyone.

#3 Because you get 4 big wet smooches from every one of your children--by their request--when you drop them off somewhere.

#2 Because when you buy a present for one of your children, everyone seems to like it, being that it happens to be age appropriate for them too.

And, the #1 reason why I'm Proud to be an Under3 Fan is because giving the very last tictac--that was in my mouth--to our 2 year old whose tictac slipped out of his mouth and cascaded down to the sidewalk, is fun to say you did. And none of your other children asks questions or says, "Ewww."

Waaaaaaa. And the crowd goes wild.

But, before I go, we have a winner from the Chop Chop contest.

#16 Come on down, picked you. Erin, send me your snail mail digits, and I'll send you your blue ribbon.

That's all folks.


mrs boo radley said...

I'm a fan.

You are my hero.

Alex said...

You crack me up!! :) I'd like to join the Under3 fan club! Where do I join??

Have a wonderful weekend! :)


Pam said...

That's a great list! And a great post, too. We're never given too much to bear, are we?

Happy V Day,

ps I KNOW you'll get lots of big, wet smooches today!

gina said...

I'm a fan- but not for the reasons you listed. :) I like your outlook and your love for your family and the Lord- and you're funny.

Goldylocks said...

Too funny!!

I sent you an e-mail! WOOHOO I'm so excited!!!

Alicia O. & the gang said... I can relate to oh so many of those "top 10" items! I mean really...really relate! You still are the only one who I have heard of who has had 4 children in LESS time than me. Your list cracked me up!

Heather said...

Love the list!

Julie said...

This is a great list! This doesn't have anything to do with this post, but you should check out the website There are some fun craft ideas and recipes on there that I think you would like.

Amy said...

Just found your site. I have two undre two and have heard of four under four, but four under three wow. But it could so be me if UI had twins-in the next nine months. I hope not-I'm not quite ready yet seeing as my younger will only be 11 weeks tomorrow. But hey if I did-i'd know where to go for support.