There are certain phrases that those of us in large families hear a lot. One of the most common is, "I bet there's never a dull moment at your house!"
We'd be hard pressed to argue that statement, and yesterday we experienced craziness "on steroids," so to speak.
We waited about 18 hours for the news of the birth of our first grandchild. When we'd finally received all the "stats" on Brielle, our 20-year-old daughter, Lissie, immediately sought her bed. She'd slept less than two hours the night before as she watched each text coming in on her phone, hoping one of those messages just might be one from her brother-in-law containing THE news about the birth of her niece. However, Lissie's nap didn't last long. She was awakened from her slumber by an odd smell...
It took her a minute to put the pieces together in her groggy state, but she slowly it dawned on her that the smell was finger nail polish. Now all her senses were working overtime! As Lissie jumped out of bed she heard, Oksana (8) giggling uncontrollably, while in worried tones Amy (10) was trying to hush her younger sister.
Lissie's sleepy-eyed discovery was Amy frantically trying to clean up a bottle of orange finger nail polish that the two miscreants had spilled on the tile floor of the Jack and Jill bath they share with their older sisters.
It turns out that it was Amy and Oksana's night to go out on a date with their daddy. Our little princesses had hatched a plan to get all dolled-up for the special occasion and got a bit carried away.
Thankfully, no real harm was done. The curtains still have a few memorable orange spots, but the tile came clean. There truly never is a dull moment in our house, and we wouldn't have it any other way. This is the kind of chaos that signifies real, true family life for former orphans! Bring it on! We're oh-so ready to add four more orphaned-siblings to the frey! What unexpected surprises will they bring to the make up of our family? To God Be the Glory!