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July 11th, 2012, 06:39 AM
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Do you guys ever notice that when you're missing certain children (at an activity or overnight at a friends) that it's almost like a vacation?

When Jayde and Sydney are both gone at the same time things are so very peaceful around here. Makes me dread when they both become teens!

I think if I ever had a day where we just had Becca and Noah I wouldn't even notice I had kids! They are for sure my easiest two (so far).
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July 11th, 2012, 07:05 AM
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Yep.
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July 11th, 2012, 07:22 AM
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Same here, pull any one kid out and my house becomes a hundred times less chaotic. I figure if my adult teens every leave the house I will feel lost. I'm not sure how to handle a quite house.
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July 11th, 2012, 09:51 AM
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It gives me panic attacks, lol! I'll forget they are doing such-an-such and freak out looking for them. It's just a weird feeling for me especially now that I don't have a babysitter and take them everywhere with me.
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July 11th, 2012, 09:55 AM
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My two year old for sure...but that's a two year old for you. If I take my kids to the park, pool, wherever and Katy isn't there I can just sit on my butt. (ahhh...the relaxation.) If she's there I'm on my feet keeping her from falling head first in the pool or running off into traffic somewhere.
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July 11th, 2012, 02:18 PM
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At first I think peace....than it is just to quiet.When I usually think I could get stuff done if they were busy I find out I have nothing to do and want them home.
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July 11th, 2012, 05:08 PM
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Yep, any one kid missing changes the whole dynamic. Less fighting. More quiet play. Especially my oldest 2 girls. My teenager talks incessantly and is still an only child at heart so she demands your undivided attention.(A little tough with 5 little ones around) And my 7 year old is my little instigator. She ever so sneakily starts most of the problems we have with the other kids.

Love them to pieces but man it sure is peaceful when they arent around.
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July 11th, 2012, 07:06 PM
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Our house is much much quieter if either of the younger 2 are gone, with the others I don't really notice.
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July 13th, 2012, 01:48 PM
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oh YES!
If even one is gone the whole dynamic changes dramatically. It is so odd.
HOWEVER, if both my oldest (boys) are gone and I "only" have the 8, 6, and 2 year old girls, it still feels like a lot of work b/c both my main helpers are gone.
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July 13th, 2012, 04:20 PM
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Right now my sis took Alorah and Nathalia and Xan is babysitting and they invited Malayna to come over with them. So I only have 4 here and it is quite different.

But yeah it usually doesn't matter who is missing it changes the dynamics here too and it is a lot calmer and quieter.
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