THIS is what life with kids is all about. I have seven kids in my house for the night. I love it. I am home, not driving all over Virginia and back. I am relaxed, I had a 2 hour nap after all of the weekend's activities. I am enjoying all of these kids ~ each and every one is a true delight.
We have another exchange student in for the weekend. He and Jan met when they were at orientation in New York last summer. Attila lives a half an hour away from us and this is the second time we have had the pleasure of his company. The exchange program has been nothing short of amazing. These kids are phenomenal. They are interesting, well mannered and so much fun to be around. They are interested in sharing their stories and interested in learning about our country. I can't imagine life without a little inter-cultural diversity.
Both Zach and Claire are having sleepovers as well. Fun for everyone...although, Lucas is feeling a little left out. He had a sleevover this weekend so I don't have too much sympathy. Zach has a hockey buddy over for the night and Claire has our next door neighbor over. They are all great kids. I am so content, being home with all of these kids.
Now, tomorrow's breakfast may be a challenge but I think a huge stack of pancakes with bacon and oj should hit the spot. Then I will need to regroup for breakfast on Tuesday. The kids have tomorrow off otherwise we wouldn't be have ANY sleepovers tonight. I am happy about a iittle break tomorrow. I feel like I haven't had a weekend yet. I am looking forward to sleeping in and fixing breakfast for the masses.
I love having a house full of kids. I know where my kids are. I know exactly what is going on. I know they aren't out doing something they shouldn't be doing. They are here with me. I love it. I will continue having sleepovers, always...for the love of my children!