Lessons from the sibling tour... UPDATED!
It was a lovely time! But, as we are "older" parents... we were the only ones with a touch of gray hair and a few barely noticeable laugh lines... we made some interesting observations.
~First of all, twenty something parents look like babies themselves! Wow!! When did adults get so young?
~Secondly, twenty something parents cannot even fathom in their wildest dreams having six children! The look of horror on their faces said it all.
~Third, by the kicking, slapping, biting and all around bad behavior of the toddler-and-up siblings in the room, these parents have a lot to learn. There are some lessons people have to learn the hard way. Mr. P and I just smiled that knowing smile at each other and watched them wrestle their little munchkins to the floor and back. Munchkins 27... Parents 0 was the final score.
~Fourth, the sibling tour never loses its appeal no matter how many times we go or how many children we have. It's a tradition and we love it! I hope we can do it again... several more times, in fact! ~wink~
Updated to add...
~Fifth, you can squeeze 40 people - 8 whom are pregnant so that would technically be 48 people - onto an elevator with a maximum capacity of 30 passengers. (This addition is compliments of Mr. P's own observations!)
As we were leaving, Mr. P pulled his stomach muscles in a bit and said, "I'm getting a t-shirt to wear up here that says 'I'm NOT the Paw Paw'". I laughed. I laughed really hard... because I know that no one will mistake me for the 'Ma Maw' since I'll be the one in a hospital bed!! Woo Hoo!
Having babies after 40 certainly does have its light moments... in fact, I'd say these moments are pure joy!