Shem has been a lover of babies since he was a baby. He was asking for another sibling from the moment he could talk. I used to tell Chris that since Shem asked so much, we'd have to rely on Todd to know when it was time for another baby. Fast forward 6 years and we've got a 5-yr-old (holy crud, that just hit me--Todd was 5 when this 5-year-old was born)....give me a second...I'm digesting this realization....
Fast forward....Geneva's school assignment to answer a few questions:
My name is Geneva.
I like to play with my baby sister.
My facorite color is Purple.
I can put my baby sister asleep by myself.
I am no longer using my kids as indicators of when it's time for another baby. That's why we have neighbors, family, and friends. We can borrow their babies. I will say, Shem has been asking me to advertize this for a while now, so let him know that I told everybody that I know...that Shem is starting a baby daycare. It's just $.20/hr. Or if you want to leave them for the weekend, it's $2.00 a day. He's been pushing me to make fliers but....it just hasn't happened yet. It's a full care center. He'll change diapers (not sure if he's ever changed a diaper before), hold them, play with them, feed them, and if he can stand it, will even put the baby down for a nap. For a kid who loves all things boy, he sure is lovable. I know, you're thinking, just have a baby and make this kids day; you already have a nanny. I say to you, I appreciate my sleep too much and love that I have kids that can feed themselves and bathe themselves. As cute as a baby is, I'm good. Besides, why have a baby when we can take care of your's?