3 — the number of children I have
2 –the number of times I’ve given birth
1–the number of sets of twins I have
1–the number of tattoos I have
3– the number of hernia surgeries I’ve had
18–the number of years since I graduated high school
3–the number of cities I’ve lived in: New Orleans, Jackson, MS, and Fairway, KS.
3,4870–the number of blog posts that stay in my head and never see the publish button
6.975 –the age, in years, of my twins
10.975–the number of years I’ve been married
1–the number of gay dads I have
2–the number of other gay people in our family
2–the number of girls I’ve kissed. But I hate cherry chapstick.
8,539–the number of times I’ve listened to my girls’ singing Katy Perry and Carly Rae Jepsen songs
22–the number of books on my nightstand waiting to be devoured
1–the number of minivans I drive. Which also has my daughter’s name carved into the sliding door.
20–the approximate number of things I read or see on the news each day that want to make me cry. Or do make me cry.
4–the average number of times I go to the grocery store each week.
8–the number of hours of sleep I require each night.
2–the number of turtles whose lives I’ve saved. Both were trying to cross River Road in New Orleans. Both were very large. One peed on me.
25–the average number of minutes it takes to get all 3 kids ready to go somewhere
1–the number of diaper bags I will invariably forget once we arrive.
8,541–the approximate number of things my Jewish mother worries about.
2–the number of mental health professionals I see in order to keep my shit together.
54–the number of times my children have asked me this week why Santa can’t come to our house.
2–the number of times this week I’ve had to wipe my dog’s ass.
4–the number of times this week I’ve actually felt one daughter’s toothbrush to make sure it’s wet and count the globs of toothpaste in her sink to make sure she’s really brushing.
9–the number of loads of laundry I’ve done this week
1–the number of loads my children “helped” to put away.
3–the number of minutes until my computer battery dies.