Friday, November 16, 2007

in case you didn't know...


It is my middle name. My life is like a train-wreck in progress!!


I could write an entire blog series about the new dental floss Charlie brought home yesterday.


Certainly not anything from scratch, unless you count O'Henry bars.


I'm sure it has nothing to do with the fact that they three and everything to do with the fact that they do not want to be in this world. Probably much unlike the family with twins and sextuplets that were brought "naturally" in to existence.


Because I'm too busy feeling sorry for myself and looking for new ways to put myself and my kicking and screaming children in peril. Although, I have heard a lot about "Jon & Kate + 8" and really wish that I had the endurance to wash a floor three times a day. Heck. Three times a week would be nice.


Because then I'll have nothing to write about on my blog. Besides, running this train straight off the tracks would be slightly impeded with two adults in the house.


If you don't want to read about my life. This blog is for me, about me, and for my children's posterity. Believe it or not, it is not for you - the anonymous commenter cowering in the corner who left a comment for me yesterday and did not leave their name, telephone number or e-mail address so that I could reach out and contact them "personally."

Did I tell you??

A lovely woman, Lindsay and her adorable twin boys, recognized me from my over-dramatized, self-pitying, catastrophic blog while I was at the Zoo earlier this week. Apparently, there are some people in this world - that I don't know - who enjoy hearing what REAL life with four small children is like. If you're not one of them, go read this great blog about life on the farm. She can even cook.


  1. Have I told you yet today that I LOVE you? YOU SO TOTALLY ROCK.

  2. I can't believe that someone left such a comment on yesterday's blog. Obviously they do not have any children or are in la-la land. I have never posted on your site before, but that comment hit me the wrong way.
    By the way, I love your blog. I only have one child and my hands seem full. I can't imagine your situation. You seem like a fantastic mom!

  3. seriously girl, you kick some serious a$$. you have me ROFLMAO with this post. and your trip to the PO? fuggin hysterical!

    keep up the good work. you are my hero!

  4. I LOVE reading about your crazy life and I can't believe that someone could read any of your posts and not be on the floor laughing. Keep it up, you have plenty of fans.

  5. i dont know how you do it but i LOVE LOVE LOVE reading about it. so. please. dont. stop.

    i wanted twins in the worst way. until i had my first child. then i realized how much work being a mommy is.

    you are my hero, too. period.

  6. Oh my gosh! Anonymous got me so flustered that I left my comment on the your previous post.
    I will just repeat one point: don't use that Kate woman as your role model. Seriously, try to watch one time and see how mean she is to her husband.
    You know, I may not agree with everyone else's parenting style; and I'm sure a lot of people don't agree with mine. SO WHAT? I really hate judgmental people.
    And we're still waiting to hear about the perfect children anonymous is raising.
    Although I bet he/she has no children.
    Just keep on keepin' on. You're doing great.

  7. You tell 'em, sister!

    99.99999% of us in blog land, LOVE hearing about your drama!

  8. Well said, Jen, well said. I hope stupid anonymous people will just mind their own business. Besides it's your life not theirs.

  9. rock on sister!!

    Until they walk in our shoes then they have no place to talk. My twins were 11 mos old when my son was born and my oldest was 3.5 yrs. They are now 7,4,4 and still hasn't calmed down LOL

  10. OMG your last post was seriously the funniest yet and you know jen I have been reading for years, since even before the blog...and some anon with no sense of humor thinks you are COMPLAINING!! Instead of justifying yourself you should just direct her to your archives. Or maybe you should direct her to google "Jon and Kate Gosselin" so she can see that Kate thinks the state of Pennsylvania should pay for help for her kids because she "can't handle" 8 all by herself, and "it's society's fault for pushing fertility drugs that she ended up this way in the first place". Or maybe anon would be interested to know that Kate, at age 24, visited a fertility doctor after trying less than 6 months to conceive because she "just knew" something was wrong.

    Ok, I know it's not all about the Gosselins. And I enjoy that show. But please, stop citing people with hoards of kids as shining examples of parenthood. It's hardly "reality", despite being touted as reality t.v.

    Better yet, just block that anons IP address from your blog.

  11. Well put. Please don't let some ignorant person stop you from writing like you do. Guess I'm into the drama too because I love hearing the details!

  12. I'm all about drama!!! Why would we bother to read if not for the drama? I would be bored to tears if you wrote about moping your floor 3x a day or making a meal from scratch. YAWN!!!

    (I mean you don't do that with the moping and cooking? What in the hell is wrong with you anyway????? Didn't you get the multiple mother's handbook. FOR SHAME JEN!!!!!!!! You are lowering our standards! Didn't Charlie have the new Stepford Wives microchip installed??? HUH????)

  13. Have you heard about this family?

  14. I don't know you, but I feel I can say I know you well enough to say that you know where you stand as a mom, and you know you are good one and that your kids are blessings. Obviously that person a) doesn't have kids or b) doesn't know anything about being a mom or c) should write a book since she/he has it "all figured out" (not that any of us would actually read it now that she/he is so rude :O))

    YOu are a great mom, but like I said, I don't think you need to hear that from me to know/believe it. Hang in there. Keep writing...

  15. I am actually so glad that you don't cook or wash floors three times a day! I love reading your real-life blog when I'm struggling with my measly TWO children. I think, surely to goodness if she can handle four and still post amusing stories and cute pictures, I can make it! Ha, ha. If you cleaned and cooked I probably would have to stop reading your blog--I would just be sick! = )

  16. All I can say... is that you were considerably kind to take the time to talk to me - after I accosted you in the petting zoo - while you were busy watching three children going in all different directions!
    I'm glad we met - it's nice to know there are other people out there who struggle with how to raise multiples - helps me get through the week!

  17. GAH!!!!!!!!!!

    I hate anonymous people who just want to encite anger and hurt feelings.

    Now a link to the duggar family ---@@ CANNOT tell me Mrs. Duggar is doing it on her own. She has a million kids that are doing her work for her/with her/whatever. It's comparing apples and oranges, folks.

  18. Is it a weird cycle of the moon or something? I've been seeing weird, negative, obviously-didn't-read-the-blog comments everywhere the last few days. Your commenter CAN'T have been reading your blog, since you ARE handling it. And you're handling it WELL. And you're funny about it.

  19. I have been reading your blog faithfully for over a year, and I absolutely love it! From the few blogs that I follow, I have found that the more popular the blogger is, the more stupid anonymous comments they get. I guess you are now officially famous :)

  20. My mom always taught me that if you have nothing nice to say, than don't say anything at all! The person that commented yesterday was so rude!

    I love reading your blog. I started reading the blog the day you named Henry and I can't tear myself away. Just in these short couple of months, I feel confident that you are a great mom.

    I've wanted to leave you a comment since Halloween. When I saw Henry in his costume, I was so jealous. That's the same costume I bought for my 18-month old daughter. I had it out for a month. Since she can say "duck" I thought it would be perfect. Long story short, it was a no go. Since I couldn't deal with her being the only kid without a costume at daycare I rushed out the night before and bought her a cheerleading costume!

    Please, please, please keep blogging. It's so nice to have someone to relate too!

  21. Yeah! Take that anonymous!!! Kate demeans her husband and I rarely see footage of her actually getting on the floor and playing with her 8 children. You keep on going Jen!!! LOVE your blog!

  22. Wow - missed your blog yesterday so just now seeing this - incredibly rude!

    I have triplets plus 2 so I can totally relate to what you are going through (mine are a little older now).

    When you have multiples, it is not drama, it is called LIFE.

    Keep on - great job Mommy!


  23. Hummmm play with the kids or wash the floor. Which makes you a better mom? Ack why does this have me so riled?!

    I love your blog. Its one of my favorite treats at the end of the day. You're great.

  24. Just throwing in my two cents - I love your blog, and reading it each day is one of the hightlights of the day! :) I don't have kids, but am really in awe of how interesting it is at your house!

    Keep up the good work - with the family and with the blog!

  25. Jen~

    Whenever there is a chance for people to hide behind anonymity, there is a chance for them to reveal themselves fully...maybe not in name, but in character (we both remember the Resolve days).

    How sad for anon to have to hide who they are, but after leaving a comment like that,I can see why they might want to.

    I wouldn't give this person one more second of your time Jen. You have so much to be proud of, don't let anyone tarnish that.

    It's a privilage to get a glimpse into your life, I suggest anyone who dosen't feel that way should move on.
    Peace and love~

  26. Susan in Missouri11/17/07, 11:32 AM

    I love your blog! And anyone who critisizes you is just plain ignorant! I think you are so funny and will continue to read your blog as long as you write! Keep up the TERRIFIC work!

  27. Let's find Ms Anonymous and leave her with all of our toddlers for a day ... THAT'LL TEACH HER!

    I LOVE your blog - it keeps me grounded. I read it when I want to cry and pull my hair out - you are my inspiration :) Then I show it to my husband ... YOU'RE GREAT!

  28. Oh Jen, I LOVE your drama. Can't go a day without it. In fact I check several times a day just to see if you've posted.

    The post office trip left me on the floor laughing, ok probably not so funny to you but hysterical to me.

    hang in there Wondermom

  29. great blog, thank you, says triplet mum in uk ... also into over dramatising catastrophic life in self pitying chronicle of diaster. but hey, this is true life, innit?

  30. Sorry to hear about those comments. I don't ever comment (except when Henry was born!) but I love reading your blog and hearing about the day to day things. I look forward to having kids in the next few years and you are an inspiration when sometimes I wonder if I'll be able to do it. Keep up the great blog!

  31. I love your blog, your kids are so cute, you make me happy that I don't have triplets (just kidding). you guys are awesome

    But I hate anonymous chickens who say rude things. Get a life

  32. I wanted to chime in and THANK YOU for blogging about your life! You are honest, funny, refreshing and REAL:)