I Work Too Hard

I Work Too Hard

Hoo boy it was a rough weekend.

We always clean the house and work in the yard on Saturday mornings.  It had been a couple of weeks since we’d been able to do a really thorough job.  Everyone pulled together.

Laundry needed to be done.

Bathrooms needed cleaning.

Someone has to stop and make lunch for everyone else.

Hard working boys dug up the gravel.

A leak under the kitchen sink in the guesthouse had to be taken care of.

The floors needed scrubbing.

Heavy farm cages had to be hauled back to where they belong.

And vacuuming.  So much vacuuming.

What, you ask, was I doing while this was all happening?  I was supervising, of course.

My life is so hard.


  1. Good job Mama – you trained them well!

  2. So….This explains the “real” reason you decided to have all of those children! Ha! ;o)

  3. Okay…I loved you at “we have 9 children”!! I am from a family of 10 kids and my husband is from a family of 9 kids!! No multiples and no blended families! LOVE IT! We have only been blessed with 3 children (and 4 babies in heaven). So, the real reason I stopped over was that I saw your post on Midwestern Sewing Girl about Pinterest and wanted to tell you how to Pin something. If you click on Help (upper right corner) and the Help (3 choice on the left) there is an explanation on how to pin stuff! Good Luck!

  4. So glad you didn’t strain yourself, girl!

  5. Bahaha,
    This post was awesome! I can only imagine what you guys can accomplish when you all work together. I’ve been thinking about your awesome little family all week. Too busy to tell you that … but I have. You had such a profound effect on me, like a sign telling me I’m on the right path, headed in the right direction … and when I get there … I can relax in the pool!! Big Hugs!

  6. Is that two stoves in your kitchen? You are a good example of what everyone should be doing…teaching their children to work! Glad you got a little rest 🙂

    Becky B.
    Organizing Made Fun

  7. Biblical mother, biblical children. And that’s Bible, girl!

  8. Great post – so fun to read. Can’t wait to see what you’ve come up with in the competition. Tone

  9. That’s funny right there. Hey you did the hard part by giving birth and training them to be able to do these things. Ha! Ha! Way to go Mom.

  10. So this is what I’m looking forward to in a couple of years! Woohoo! I can live with that. Makes going through five babies and five c-sections totally worth it. Okay it was already worth it (most of the time), but now it’s icing on the cake…or chocolate syrup on the icecream…or….

  11. Can I borrow them? I bet they know how to lay tile. 🙂

    You make me laugh dear friend! Can’t wait to meet ya’ in person in a few weeks! 🙂

    lana @ ilovemy5kids

  12. Now that is what I am talking about. You didn’t go through nine labors for nothing!

  13. Too funny – I love the photo essay.

  14. Great post, same thing happens at my house, but no-one seems to understand that the foreman works just as hard as the labourers!

  15. Love it! Now I know what I was doing wrong! My supervision skills are developed enough to do it from a pool. 🙂

  16. You crack me up! I can’t wait to giggle in person.

    Cha Cha

  17. Well, I know for a fact that Management of others is THE most tiring of all jobs… 😉

  18. You’re in the for the shock of your life when that nest is empty. But… by the time that finally happens you’ll probably still be waited on hand and foot in the nursing home.

  19. Summertime and the living is lovely at your house!

    Happy 4th!

  20. Congratulations on your win – well deserved, really excited about what you come up with next round. Tone