Co-Sleeping With Sextuplets

Miss Elizabeth Mae is our little mama. Last weekend, we went to a local children’s consignment shop to buy things for the twins. Bess saw a baby doll in a bassinet.

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“Mama, he need me. He so firsty. He so sleepy. He so hungry. He need me, Mama. He my Chwismas present? I didn’t get a Chwismas present. He so cold. Gimme dat baby.”

I was wrapping Christmas gifts at 3 am. On Christmas. When I realized that we had forgotten to buy anything for Bess. She had leggings and books. No toy. So, I did what any normal mom would do: wrapped an opened box of fruit snacks. Don’t judge lest you be judged.

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Bess mentioned a few weeks back that she never received a toy for Christmas. “Yes, we’ll get you a Christmas present. Tell mommy when you see something you like.”

The doll became our late-January consolation prize. $10. We adopted Elizabeth’s 6th baby and bought homecoming outfits for the Ballew Twins.

Bess is never without one of her babies.

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Or all of her babies.

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She also finds babies at every church function and playdate. If babies are at a thrift shop and missing their clothes, they are instantly part of the Ballew Family.

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Our little mama. And the only person I’ve ever met who co-sleeps with sextuplets…

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3 thoughts on “Co-Sleeping With Sextuplets

  1. Nancy says:

    Just confused how you could “forget” to buy your daughter a Christmas present?

    • Lyndse says:

      Ebay, Amazon, and TJMaxx were sold out of the gift we were going to buy…doll clothes…and I forgot to go get something else, because I was so sick with the twins. Vomit and nausea 24 hrs a day. : /

    • Elizabeth says:

      I believe the author did also state that she had gotten leggings and books for her daughter, just not a toy. Pretty sure leggings and books count as presents.. Maybe not as exciting as toys to a child, but still worthy of being considered presents. Forgetting to get a toy while dealing with children and morning (all day) sickness, definitely understandable. Respect.

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