Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Our 8th Child

A Summer Re-run (originally posted 11/11/07)


We have raised an eighth child. He has lived with us for many years, and is nearly grown now.

He has rarely gotten into trouble, or needed any discipline. He is always on time, right where he is needed, and is very responsible. He never talks back or has a bad attitude. He even gets along with his siblings very well. In fact, sometimes he is their best friend.

My children think he is perfect, but even with all his great attributes Dirk and I are not very fond of him.

His name is “Notme”. He’s quick to show up when certain questions are asked: “Who left their towel on the floor of the bathroom?” or “Who left all these lights on?” (or “Who ate the other half of the peach?”)

Notme is not around as much as he used to be. As my children have grown, so has their sense of personal responsibility.

He still comes around now and then, when he’s needed.

I think I even called for him the other day.

Have you seen him at your house lately?

11 comments:

Anna said...

Yeah, too bad I can't blame NotMe since I live alone...

Great blog!

Scott Williams said...

LOL, his twin brother lives at my house!

Michael said...

HILARIOUS! He shows up at the office everyday. I hear about him all the time.

MamaArcher said...

Yeah, I think that child hangs out around here sometimes, too!!! He seems to be very busy too when the eight other children (mine) attribute stuff to his doing all at the same time! LOL

Taylor Hale said...

Haha. He comes aroud ME too sometimes. :) But he can't anymore since none of my siblings live with me. :(

Donna said...

He was here yesterday. When Joshua's bottle disappeared. Notme apparently used it and then hid it. I sent him back home to your house :)

Kim Heinecke said...

So THAT's who backed the car into the garage! And all this time I was taking the heat for something I knew I didn't do!

Kim Heinecke said...

So THAT's who backed the car into the garage! And all this time I was taking the heat for something I knew I didn't do!

Natalie @ I AM (not) said...

Hey, i love that kid!

FULL OF JOY said...

I think he wants us to adopt him, I am sending him back over to your house.

Jordan Garrett said...

haha, awesome post! love it! well, you know....he's visited ocationally....a lot. lol