I am a mother of 5. 3 by birth, 2 by marriage. I adore them all and they all drive me crazy! Parenthood is no joke. Sometimes I find myself with the same terrifying feeling in the pit of my stomach that I imagine I would have if I was being made to rub lotion on my skin while being held captive in a well. There are good days and bad days but I wouldn't trade what I have for anything. Except maybe a week alone on a tropical island.