How old are you?
Would you believe twenty-nine? Yeah, my kids don’t buy it either.
Are you always sarcastic?
I’m never sarcastic.
How many kids are you planning on having?
How did you manage to have six kids with an equal number of girls and boys AND going in alternating order?
I planned it that way.
What is the biggest challenge to having six children?
It’s a toss-up between getting caught up on laundry, keeping food in the house, spending enough time with each child, and trying to figure out ‘who did it’.
What is the greatest part about having a big family?
There’s never a dull moment. There are always plenty of people around to talk to or play with and a lot of “I love you’s” and hugs. Plus, I have a lot of people to pass chores on to.
How do you handle being a single mom to six kids and working full-time?
I don’t. I can never take care of everything. Something always slides. I sometimes end the day curled up in a fetal position, muttering to myself. But then I wake up and do it all over again.
How do you manage to find quiet time for yourself?
Ha ha ha ha ho ho hee hee hee! Oh, that’s a good one! I think I pulled something from laughing too hard.
Do you plan on sending the kids to college?
Yes! As soon as possible!
You come across as someone who is totally unflappable, even though that’s hard to pull off with little ones running around.
Ahh yes, that’s me. Completely unflappable. Yep! Yessiree. I never lose my temper and scream like a lunatic at my kids who have been burping at the dinner table and kicking each other’s chairs and blowing bubbles in their milk. Nope, you’ll never see me do anything like that.
At what point did you realize that your post on eBay had “taken off ” and generated so much attention?
When I got a wake-up call from Good Morning America.
Did you do any writing before your blog?
I wrote checks to the grocery store, letters to my kids’ teachers, and e-mails to my friends.
Now that you’re single, have you thought about dating? I’ve thought about it, but dating could lead to marriage and I’m pretty sure I’d rather drive off a cliff than to ever share a bathroom with someone again.
What do your kids think of your writing?
I read them some stories from my book a couple of days ago. When I finished, I asked them, “So what do you think? Did you think it was funny?”
Savannah replied, “I wasn’t laughing at the book. I was laughing at your hair. It’s sticking up and you look like a dork.”
Clayton said, “Look Mom! I’m a frog!” Then he jumped off the couch.
Lexi said, “Will you put on a movie?”
Jackson just gave me a blank stare.
Brooklyn left the room before I’d even finished the first sentence, and Austin, bored to tears, said, “Can I go now?”