The Five of Us, Spring 2014

The Five of Us, Spring 2014

Robbing the Cradle

One thing led to another and somehow Punk landed on the topic of whom he will someday marry. We do not encourage our kids to romanticize marriage or dating, emphasizing instead the weightiness of choosing a mate and the fact that marriage is fun but challenging. However, although Punk knows he will need to be at least 20 years old before he weds, he sometimes likes to speculate upon who will fill the role of the bride. The forerunner has always been a little girl from church who is two years his senior. However, things took a major turn tonight when he realized that Daddy is much (3 WHOLE years!) older than Mama. Despite the fact that we gave him numerous examples of lovely families in which the wife is older than the husband, he became adament that he must marry someone at least 3 years his junior. He asked, "Who can I marry who is MUCH younger than me?" A and I threw out the names of some younger girls ranging from age 6 months to 3 years old. Finally, A quipped that Punk could marry the unborn daughter of our friends. This being the youngest possible alternative, he declared that, indeed, he will marry this girl who is due in November. Even if it means putting off marriage til he's 25 instead of 20.


Tarah said...

Wow, brave man to take a wife he has not yet met. :)
Miss you!

S.M.S said...

Oh Rachel,

This is really cute and funny. You always have such adorable things to write about your children. :) Thanks for sharing with me. Look forward to seeing you tomorrow :)

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  • 9/24/08 Home study update home visit for Ghana adoption
  • 10/15/08 Dossier sent to AOHG
  • 10/15/08 I600A application sent to USCIS
  • 10/30/08 First heard about possible domestic private adoption
  • 11/18/08 Last spoke with contact about possible domestic adoption; expected to hear back about meeting with birthmother
  • 12/3/08 Withdrew application from AOHG
  • 1/6/09 Found out another family had been chosen for possible domestic adoption
  • 1/21/09 USCIS fingerprinting appointment
  • 1/8/09 Received USCIS fingerprinting appointment notice
  • 4/11/09 Sent Pre-Application to Covenant Care Adoptions for Domestic Infant Adoption program
  • 6/8/09 Social worker visit to update home study from International to Domestic
  • 7/24/09 Received completed home study update
  • 8/25/09 Went "on the list" for birthfamilies to choose from
  • 4/28/10 Found out a birth mom had chosen us
  • 5/8/10 Met the birth mom
  • 5/11/10 Got the call that birth mom changed her mind
  • 5/19/10 Birth mom's scheduled c-section
  • 11/30/10 Visit from DSS sw about foster parenting
  • 11/30/10 Got the call that another birth mom had chosen us
  • 12/21/10 Met with the birth mom
  • 1/15/11 @1:42 PM BB was born!
  • 1/19/11 ICPC (interstate) paperwork sent to GA for approval
  • 1/31/11 ICPC Clearance Approved
  • 2/10/11 Placement Ceremony and Pup comes home!!!!
  • 8/3/11 It's Official! Pup's Adoption Decree was issued