I have four children. This is three or four too many for the modern secularist types that I know and three or four too few if I compare myself to most of my Catholic homeschooling-type friends. But it is what it is.
There's a lot in our life that is pretty, happy, and funny- but I usually have a dead battery or a missing memory card to contend with when I try to take a photo. But last night, I took a picture that is a testimony to our 'small' family size: pasta three ways. This is my 'real' photo for the week- because sometimes, if it's easy, I will quickly cater to varying needs or wants. Another 'real' photo might be the peanut butter sandwich that a kid gets when they complain about food that is marginally gourmet.
I usually don't cater to the personal pickiness of my kids- daughter #2 doesn't like eggs, cheese or sour cream....not easy when cooking in my kitchen. But last night, it was easy. Dad had pasta with leftover beef goulash, daughter #2 had pesto pasta and the rest of us had mac and cheese.