Thursday, June 12, 2008

TV and vacation

I am very quickly becoming addicted to this show on TLC called Jon and Kate + 8. If you haven't seen it, it's a reality show about this couple that has a set of twins and a younger set of sextuplets. The parents on the show are very real - a lot of times they remind me of my husband and I. It just amazes me how they can handle eight kids, especially when most of them are all the same age! My husband hates this show and just can not understand why in the world I would want to watch someone else's screaming kids after dealing with my own for hours. In reality, it's just nice to see someone else handling way more than I have to and dealing with it without killing anyone. I figure if Kate can deal with 8 kids all day, I should be able to find within myself the patience to deal with my two when they are screaming at each other over the 15th toy fight of the evening. It's also nice to see another couple dealing with the stress of kids and how that's effecting their relationship. Granted, there's is much more of a strain, but they handle it well enough with each other that it reminds me to put more effort into my own marriage. If they can do it with eight kids, it's possible for anyone.

In other exciting news - today is my first day of summer vacation! Not that it will be much of a vacation since I'm going to be spending quite a bit of time getting my new classroom set up, organized, and arranged. I've only got about 5 weeks off, and I'm taking an online class too, so that doesn't leave a whole lot of relaxing down time. Oh well, at least I should have a nice pay raise in the fall - assuming of course, that my school board ever gets around to approving our new contract. But that's a whole other story...

2 comments:

Holly said...

Love John and Kate +8 but Tod hates it too and doesn't understand why I watch it. I'm getting pointers here for future children (which mom in law is predicting an announcement in November, we'll see). I'll help in the new room when I can. Still have stuff to give to you, too for planning and stuff.

Nicole S said...

Chica.....ok, so I watched this show because I read it in your blog. I'm about ready to have a stroke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How do these people keep up with these kids!?!!? They are cute though.