1. Once the shock wears off, people that find out I have 7 kids, ask me what that is like. First I tell them it is great about 95% percent of the time. Then I explain to them the complexity of our family using this illustration. In the average family of four people, each person has three relationships to maintain. The father in the family has to oversee and coach and deal with conflicts within 12 total relationships. With my family, there are 72 relationships and at any given moment they can be great or strained. Its complicated.
2. I had trout for lunch. And I think I might be able to get my two year old to eat trout if he thought it was dragon. He is a big How To Train Your Dragon fan at the moment. (If you haven't seen that movie, I recommend it highly. Better than that overrated Toy Story 3, I tell ya.)
3. Finally, take a moment to read this post. This is one of the best pieces I have read in months. I can't get it out of my head.