If I had to interview myself, the interview would go something like this:
1. Q: What is it like to be surrounded with all boys?
A: Loud. The house is only silent when they are sleeping, but if you listen closely you can hear them all snoring. Dirty. One of them always picking a body part.
2. Q: Do you get overwhelmed a lot?
A: Yes, especially when nobody finds anything in the house even though it is right in front of their eyes.
3. Q: Do you wish you had a daughter?
A: No. I really wouldn't know what the heck to do with her. Besides I have enough pms for the boys to handle.
4. Q: Do they fight all the time or get along pretty well?
A: They get along for about an hour right after they wake up, I think because they are still groggy. Then they pretty much fight all day because Abram is always trying to father Eli and Eli will not have it! By bed time they get along again simply because I am the enemy for saying it's bedtime.
5. Q: Which one is the biggest handful?
A: They are all equally handfuls. Abram is bossy to everyone and gets mad if we don't listen. Eli is loud and gets mad if I tell him to quiet down. Josiah wants to be everywhere in the house, especially wherever you are, and if that's not possible then he gets mad. I have to try to make these kids happy all day.
6. Q: Do you get time with your husband?
A: When they are asleep we do, if he is home and not working. During the day our conversations get interrupted by the boys needing to be wiped or having something way more important, like their lego guy's head missing, that we have to address immediately before the house falls down.
7. Q: Do they like taking pictures?
A: If they are in the mood. Most of the time pictures are blurry because it is impossible for them to hold still for more than a millisecond.
8. Q: Will you have more kids?
A: No. I had my tubes tied and we practice abstinence due to having 3 boys!
9. Q: What is their favorite thing to do with you?
A: Climb all over me. All at the same time. Especially while I am drinking my coffee. If I am on the phone. If I am going to the bathroom. That, to them, is code for "come climb on me son!"
10. Q: What advice do you have for mothers who have boys?
A: Let them be boys.