One of the major developments during my month long blog-cation (see how I did that, mixed the word blog with vacation... oh ya... this is some FINE writing here) was that BLT's little one, Fraggle, came to stay with us for nearly the full month.
Five kids in the house - well five GIRLS to be exact - makes for a busy, loud, drama filled house. Everyone got along really well, don't get me wrong. But girls are just emotional creatures, LOUD, giggling, singing, drama queens. It worked out great though, and she slid into place as the baby of the family with very few bumps in the road. As my good friend and mother of six always jokes - "When you have another kid it's just one more box of macaroni and cheese!" Having a preschooler in the house again was fun. It's a good thing I have a giant, vintage claw foot tub though, because the three youngest ones always wanted to hop in the bubble bath together! It gave me serious baby fever though. I looked at BLT at one point and said... come on baby... just one more?
Poor guy looked like I asked him to re roof the house naked in a snow storm. He was not impressed with my suggestion. Deep down I know he's right... hell it's not even deep down. I just plain ol' know it's not going to happen!
It was amazing having the whole family together for an extended period of time. We are convinced now, more than ever, that once the GAL is done and we have a final parenting plan in place with my X that we'll move forward with bringing Fraggle to live with us full time. It's the right thing to do. Her mother is nowhere in the picture and she's primarily raised by aging grandparents. They've done a great job and are loving grandparents - but he's her daddy and the deal has always been that he would have primary custody once it was possible. So, now it's possible. Fraggle gets instant siblings - whom she adores, so it's a win-win situation in my opinion.
So now we've officially got our own Girls Volleyball Team - I think they need a name. We already have the idiot pugs for mascots. Give the girls half a chance and they'll have them in jerseys. YIKES!