Well, just when you thought you had met all of the characters, and I do mean “characters” in my life, there are two more I would like to introduce you to. One would have thought that six children would be enough for anyone. I have a very special aunt who has seven. I am quite content with her holding the family record. Our seventh child is being introduced out of order. He is actually, age-wise in between “Calvin” and “Mini-Me”. I did not give birth to him; therefore my aunt gets the record. He did join our family as a teenager and Doc and I are pleased to be his Godparents.
“Superson” arrived as a fully grown man, with lots to learn. He earned his name because of his difficulties getting used to my “temper tantrums”. You know, those moments as a mother when you feel totally used and abused. You are the unpaid maid, laundress and cook. Those moments when you simply lose what is left of your mind. I tend to explode and chastise, knowing full well that silence is the better route. I cannot seem to control that mouth of mine yet.
At any rate, during a particular “storm”, “Superson” had been corrected. He tends to panic a little when that happens and goes overboard the other way, trying to appease me by being overly helpful. On one particular morning, I believe it was about 6:30 am in fact, he came in from mowing the lawn. His new brothers were horrified at the lengths he went to in order to quiet this “storm”. The boys immediately christened him “Superson” and they remind him of it every time he gets just a little too helpful. But seriously, we love him and are proud to have him as a member of our family.
One more important “character” to introduce – until tomorrow. . .
Wife, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Nurse, Grandmother, Friend...that's me in a nutshell!