there was an old lady who lived in a shoe…

there have been 9 kids at the escobar house the past 6 days!  we’ve been watching our friends 4 kiddos while they are in central america on a ministry networking trip.   it is pretty funny because honestly, once you tip over the edge like we have with 5 of our own, throwing a few more into the mix isn’t that big of a deal.  you hardly even notice.   my twins are 8, though, so it’s been a while since i’ve had to think about sippy cups and diapers and naps and the ridiculously short hours of preschool where 1/2 of the time is just spent driving back and forth.   the whole thing has been pretty fun, actually, really good sitcom material, trust me.  i am thankful for flexible kids who are used to fending for themselves, gogurts, burger king drive-thrus, refuge friends who don’t mind meeting at chick-fil-a playplaces, and my fantabulous partner-in-the-craziness husband jose who equally shares the load of running the escobar household no matter how many kids are in it with style & grace. 

it was a great week, it’s going to feel pretty quiet around here now, ha!

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Kathy Escobar

Kathy Escobar is dedicated to creating safe and brave spaces for transformation and healing in real life, online, and outside. She co-pastors at The Refuge, a hub for healing community, social action, and creative collaboration in North Denver, co-directs #communityheals, a non-profit organization dedicated to making spaces for transformation accessible for all, and is the author of Practicing: Changing Yourself to Change the World, Faith Shift: Finding Your Way Forward When Everything You Believe is Coming Apart and several other books.


  • Hey…we have that couch…minus the kids…I would have gone crazy…makes me crazy thinking about that many kids for a week!!! ENJOY THE QUIET!!!!

  • That’s so awesome –
    I have tons of friends who have huge families – and the more the merrier I always say. I am lucky to have a hubby too that never minds how many kids we jam into our house!

  • You are awesome! I think I would go crazy, except it’s always amazing what we are willing and able to do for friends.


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