Sometimes people ask me why I have so many children (6) and the reason is simply because I like children. Then they say, “How can you afford them?” I never worried about the cost of children, I figured if poor peasants in India can have 12 children then I certainly ought to be able to feed and clothe my children, in one of the richest countries in the world. I am not opposed to using hand me downs or being thrifty. Think about any normal parent. They will use whatever skills they have to take care of their children first. It is instinctual.



I was reading a book by Julie Morganstern, the author of Organizing from the Inside Out. In her new book she talks about how her daughter talked her into taking a gymnastics class at the age of 45 or so. Amazingly, she was able to learn how to do flips and routines. Sooo I figured if she can do it, so can I. So I signed up for a gymnastics class with my daughters. It remains to be seen if I will be able to ever do a back handspring. My goal is to be able to compete in the level 3 and not come in last place. I have gotten all the PRs I am likely to get in running so I think it is good to take on new challenges. I was also inspired by a girl who looked like she weighs over 200 pounds. She did all kinds of fancy flips and came in second place. If she can do it so can I. The stereotype of having to be an anorexic 14 year old to do gymnastics is just not true.