Tom: Hi, I'm Tom Googler and -
Trix: - and I'm Trix Googler! We have SIX children. SIX! One set of twins, and one set of quadruplets! How will we ever afford the basic necessities?
Tom: Like food!
Trix: And ski trips to Utah!
Tom: I finished building the greenhouse, so we can save money by growing our own organic food.
Trix: Our Tricia is turning into quite the little gardener! She won't go to bed until she's done pulling the weeds!
Tricia: Mommy said we'd starve unless I took good care of the plants.
Tom: Kids say the darndest things!
Tammy: I'm not doing any stupid gardening. Daddy said I could eat supper with the rest of the family if I raked leaves.
Trix: We have been blessed by someone that loves our family! Big Ed from Big Ed's Audio & TV gave us a new TV! So we can watch educational programs! We really appreciate Big Ed's Audio & TV, home of satellite TV!
Tom: It helped to take the stress out of potty training four toddlers -
Trix: Four toddlers! Potty training quadruplets! It's so exhausting! But it had to be done!
Tammy: Tracey pooped in her underwears!
Trix: I was tired of walking into the nursery and smelling poop! I'm exhausted!
Trix: Tom wants to get a promotion and a better salary, but he couldn't study and learn new skills when he had to keep changing diapers!
Tom: We were blessed to have my great-great-aunt Jenny come over and do the housecleaning while we were doing potty training.
Trix: She loves us so much! With her helping around the house, I was able to get some R&R. Because I'm SO EXHAUSTED looking after six kids! SIX!
Trix: Potty training wasn't going very well. Would they ever learn? I was EXHAUSTED!
Tom: And I was trying to teach the babies to speak at the same time.
Tom: Can you say "Thanks for the free high chairs, Frank's Family Furniture, located downtown on 7th Avenue with free parking?"
Trix: We really appreciate the free high chairs! I use them all the time when feeding the quadruplets organic mush! It's EXHAUSTING making organic mush, but the high chairs clean up so quickly!
Tammy: Thank great-great-great Auntie Jenny for the clean high chairs!
Tom: Finally, Tracey figured out how to use a potty! We had a toddler out of diapers!
Trix: Tim pooped in the potty right after Tracey! Yay Tim!
Tom: While Travis was a little slower to get out of diapers...
Trix: ... he got potty trained soon!
Tom: During all of this training -
Trix: - this EXHAUSTING training -
Tom: - one of our toilets got clogged. For some reason, our toilets clog a lot.
Trix: I couldn't BELIEVE the plumber! We told her we were the FAMOUS Googler family with SIX kids - and she charged us full price!
Trix: I mean, we are living on ONE salary and I am SO EXHAUSTED from picking up after the kids - wait - why is an upstairs toy in the downstairs toy box?!? I CAN'T TAKE THIS ANY MORE!
Tom: I made supper for everyone that night while Trix rested and watched some TV.
Trix: I'm FINE, I'm just - hey, old woman! You're blocking my view of All My Children!
Tricia: Great-great-great Auntie Jennie doesn't babysit for us now.
Tammy: Mommy says she doesn't love us any more.
Tom: Finally, our potty training nightmare ended, when Tara figured it all out.
Trix: We all slept very well that night!
Tammy: 'Cept for Tricia. She had to spray the plants for bugs.
Next episode - the family goes on a trip!
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Tom: Hi, I'm Tom Googler and -