This is a story all about how my life got flipped turned upside down. And I’m not even the Fresh Prince.

Yes, I just quoted the Fresh Prince theme song. Deal with it. 

 David is gone a lot for his job. That is just the reality of it. Especially during summer months. But the boys have changed EVERYTHING. So we are navigating this one trip at a time.  

Levi was pretty playful from the beginning. Wyatt leaned more toward the serious. He was sullen. A thinker. A feeler. Levi gave affection rather quickly, but Wyatt took some time. 

 Three weeks after their arrival, David left for 18 days to lead a group of students on a trip to Cambodia. My mom came to my rescue & stayed nearly a month to assist me with the boys. We accomplished much together during her time with me & our bond is stronger than ever. 

 We made sure to FaceTime with David often & he sent them the boys’ videos from different locations; they called this “daddy tv”. Daddy sent his boys videos from cool spots, atop an elephant & getting a pedicure from the infamous “Doctor Fish” (tiny fish who nibble away the dead skin on your feet).

In the Doctor Fish video, David joked, “the fishies are eating my feet!” Levi laughed hysterically & would cheer “again!”. Wyatt, on the other hand, was very concerned. I tried explaining that daddy was just being silly. He wasn’t buying it. 

Our FaceTime calls the remainder of the trip included David having to show Wyatt his feet. Wyatt would say, “Daddy feet ok?”. Levi the comedian would play off Wyatt’s insecurity & would say things like “fishies ate daddy feet!!!”. Such a rascal. 

 When David returned home, he was warmly welcomed with hugs & cuddles, & Wyatt inspecting his feet constantly. “Daddy feet ok?”, he’d say. “Yeah, son. Daddy’s feet are ok.”, David would answer. This went on for days, possibly a couple of weeks. 

Maybe don’t tell your kids fish ate your feet. 

Author

Textbook extrovert. If there’s a stage, Jenny wants to be on it; whether it’s singing in church, doing stand-up comedy or acting. She has recently joined a cult called LuLaRoe. Her husband, David, is deeply concerned. Jenny and David, a pastor, are recently celebrating eighteen years of marriage. After years of infertility, they became adoptive parents of two year old twin boys in 2014. They’ve never been happier or more exhausted. Every day is an adventure. Jenny blogs at thefivestages.wordpress.com and has a regular feature in Tualatin Life newspaper called Everyday Heroes to celebrate those serving our community. She and her husband started a clothing line based on their story and you can check it out at bottlecapbadge.com. There’s nothing we can’t do with a little bit of love and a whole lot of caffeine.

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  1. Love the stories…Keep them coming!!! Oh and I knew that it was the Fresh Prince theme. I watch this show almost every night! One of my favorites!!!!

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