Ray Romano once compared life with twins to living in a frat house. As he put it, "no one sleeps, there is a lot of noise and a lot of throwing up." I find this very true with 4 young children, including twins. However, though things are always crazy, we always try to have fun and, most certainly, always love each other.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Our Feathered Tenants
I seriously don't know why I haven't blogged about this until now.
Last fall, we entered into the world of Landlord-ship. It has been a learning experience and, so far, thankfully mostly positive. But we have found that even in our new home, we are hosting tenants here as well.
The feathered kind.
We noticed them not too long after we moved in- definitely by the fall, but for all we know, they could have been here all along. Two birds (the second identical to the one here), have taken up residence in the upper corners of our porch.
I tried to get a picture of the second one, but he was a little more camera shy and took off before I snapped it- this one obviously is quite the opposite and chose to pose! (I have no idea what kind of bird this is, so any one who knows can feel free to educate me!)
But seriously, for months now, these two birds (I am assuming it is the same two birds...) leave and fly wherever during the day- probably hunting for food and doing other such bird errands. But virtually every single night, they arrive back here, each in their own corner, to sleep. They have not built a nest, or anything else- they just sit and sleep every night. The only time we noticed them gone was after Aaron put up Christmas lights, they disappeared for a few days. They must have been unsure as to what was going on. But, they came back and must have decided the lights weren't so bad.
So, as far as tenants go, they aren't so bad. They feed themselves and make no noise- we hardly know they are there! Though, it would be nice if they would clean up after themselves a bit.....
I love being a mom to my two boys and twin girls. No matter how crazy it gets, I wouldn't change a thing! I believe that chocolate and peanut butter are two of the worlds most perfect foods! (especially when combined!) I truly believe we could end the war in Iraq simply by having the world leaders sit around the table together with some Reese's cups. You just can't help but feel peace with this kind of perfection there!