From Sarah G.: A pink soap bar which is saying, “Rub me on your butt!” on a blue shower curtain!
Reminds me of my icon:
Redd Foxx: You gotta wash your ass!
Guess who loves Jesus, but will still curse your ass out?
A mother in the United States has given birth to three sets of fraternal twins in a little over two years. Danesha Couch, 20, from Kansas City, gave birth to daughters Darla and Delanie on June 17 – just 26 months after her first set of twins were born. All six babies, she told the BBC, were conceived without fertility drugs and delivered by Caesarean section. She gave birth to her first set of twins – sons Danarius and Desmond – on April 13, 2014. Desmond died shortly afterwards because of a placental abruption. Danesha was left devastated: “Losing a child hurts, and it’s mentally damaging to anyone that has a heart. “All I could do was pray. It was a really tough time.”
A few months later, Danesha met her current partner, Jeffrey Pressler, and on May 29 last year, she gave birth to her second set of twins, Delilah and Davina. “It was a blessing,” she said, especially after the death of Desmond. “My mum started calling me double trouble,” she said, laughing. “When Danesha gave birth to the first of twins [we had together], our families were very excited. The second time around, they were like, ‘What? It’s another pair of twins!’ ” But Danesha said both of their families had been incredibly helpful since the birth of Delilah and Davina. “I’m grateful for every bit of help that I can get!” she added.
A few months later, in late 2015, Jeffrey and Danesha received the news that Danesha was expecting twins for a third time. “When I got the news, I pretty much knew that we had to step up,” the mother-to-be explained. “I knew that I had to buck up and put on my big girl panties.” The couple began making preparations for the new arrivals, selling both of their cars to buy what Jeffrey refers to as their 7-seater “van.” And on June 17 this year, Danesha gave birth to daughters Darla and Delanie.
So how are Danesha and Jeffrey finding life looking after their five healthy children, all of whom are under the age of three? “It’s definitely my second job,” says Jeffrey, who has taken on extra hours at work to help provide for the family while Danesha is on maternity leave. “It’s changed both of us. We have been maturing and working harder to provide for our kids.” “It’s tough sometimes, but Jeff and I try my best,” says Danesha. “They are my top priority. They keep both of us awake all through the night.” She says that meeting other people who have had twins has been very helpful: “I’ve been to various parenting groups, and it’s been good to hear that I’m not alone in these things. It’s tough enough to wake up and smile in the world at the moment. But as long as I know that my children are safe, I’m happy.”
I left for Harmony’s at about 3:20, and got there at about 4:30 or so. Ayler was still getting up from his nap, but Hiero was in his high chair, eating a snack. Hiero actually greeted me with “Hi, Auntie!” Later, I watched him play with a puzzle before we put sunscreen on. Then I was the tie-breaker between two parks: I chose Robson Park over the park on 19th because I at least know where that is, even if they had gone there in the morning. Ayler wanted to walk with me to the park, so we held hands for his own safety. Harmony and I discussed Fraser’s first haircut, hiking at Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver last Saturday with a dog named Joy, lighting a match (and asking whether I was okay) when I pooped in their washroom (with multiple flushes!), Hiero walking the toy dog and toy elephant around, Hiero climbing on the couch, almost everything being a tunnel to Hiero if he can fit things under it, Hiero looking at the alphabet cards (“ice cream!”), Hiero falling in the morning, French Immersion, Robson Park being the best because the kids could see the traffic signals, Ayler knowing some French (the days of the week), Hiero knowing what a W is (W FOR WHALE!), Ayler negotiating the volume and everything else, special soba sauce on our buckwheat noodles at dinner, tofu, chicken, blueberries, eggs, cherries, Hiero discovering the fun of bubble wrap, brushing teeth, and the Chinese turnip pudding which we actually remembered at the last minute. On my way out, I saw Mom and Dad with a load of laundry. I got home at 9:30 on a 407, and fielded an email from Steph about Fraser’s first birthday party being at 11 on a Saturday morning (August 13) because that time works best for Fraser’s baby friends.
From Grammar Girl: Orgasmic blueberries?! Oh my.
Barry called to let me know that he had a concussion from crashing on his bike at a high rate of speed, so someone else from Pathways would take me shopping next week. I called Tammy, and she said that she’d sort things out and let me know tomorrow.
DOCTOR WHO police box!
Maxine from Hallmark Cards: “I just replaced the can of air freshener in the office restroom with an air horn. And now we wait…” This sounds like something that Andrew M. would totally do!
From Oddee: Here’s some badly-cooked pizza!