It's been a long time since I have blogged. To say the least, life has been a tad CRAZY.
Max arrived home on a Thursday, and school started for the kids the following Wednesday. (Mama started on Monday).
Life as a family of 6 with a teenager has been interesting. Max has adjusted well and has meshed well with his younger siblings. He is a great help with the "littles". He will help unload kiddos and bags after school, he carries Mila and Eli to the table, and helps in any way he can. He is great with Hannah, and the two of them enjoy playing Wii games together. Hannah thinks her big brother hung the moon. (Thankfully he has been great with his new 'shadow'). Many days I find Max in the recliner with one sibling or another, all cuddled up watching TV together.
Life with a teenager with homework has been the interesting part of the transition, for us as parents.
As a family of six, there is more laundry to be done, bath and bed time takes longer, more homework, more dishes, but ultimately there is a lot more love. I can't believe that is has been almost 2 months since we've grown to a family of six. The chaos has become the norm. Max will occasionally comment at dinner about when it was just the three of us, there was lots less noise. Then he just smiles, and is right back at helping Hannah, talking to Mila, or helping feed Eli. I think we have all adjusted well to the new normal. Guess it's time to add some more chaos into the mix! :)