Crazy Week, Crazy Household

Totally Mad House This Week.

We have been the most craziest house ever this week with our five Woody Boys, my two brothers and my nephew. Did you know that I worked out there are NINE boys in our house at the moment and one little old female – Me!!!!

Crazy Week, Crazy Household.

So we have been the craziest, loudest, maddest, wackiest  Woody House in the neighbour hood and I am sure that all the boys are looking forward to rest and relaxation this weekend. I know that I am!

How is that possible to have 9 boys and I girl in one house? Will with our five Woody boys, My two brothers, and my other brothers son (my nephew) plus one stressed out husband, that is how over populated this house is.

What is wrong here with that picture? Well I have to say that there are lots wrong with that picture. I am really over tired, over stressed and under paid!!! I am trying to keep the house clean, the kids happy and my studies up to date plus play tourist all at the same time 🙂 Gosh I am tired just reading about my week.

Yesterday I took the boys to Australia Zoo and gave Hubby a break at home. Our second oldest stayed home with Daddy to help out around the house.

What fun we had at Australia Zoo 🙂 We took two cars. My brothers took two of my boys and I took the rest of the family. We got there early so that we had plenty of time to walk around and see all the sites. We still did not get to see all the animals, the place is that huge. I will get my videos uploaded as soon as possible because I was camera proud and took heaps of footage.

We all had a fun time.

Today my two brothers took four kids to the beach. They were all laughing together when they got home so that must mean that they had a good time. Tonight we went to Hogs Breath Cafe for dinner to celebrate an early birthday treat for our oldest who is turning 16 in June. Oh by the way, has anyone got any suggestions for a 16th Birthday theme? What is the best way to celebrate a sons 16th Birthday??? Please let me know so I can think about how to celebrate his birthday in style.

So that was our Crazy Week, Crazy household.

How was your week/weekend?

Happy late Easter 🙂

Lisa Wood


Daddy Day Care Week 3

In the House Of Daddy Day Care Week Three there was a mixed week 🙂

Daddy Day Care Week 3 was so very busy that I have not had time to update how our week went. So with being Good Friday, and all the boys at home I have decided to take the time to sit this morning and reflect on how our week went.

It was a full on week, with many different situations arising that I was trying to step back from and let Daddy Day Care take care of. I think that I am the peace maker amongst them all because I do not like confrontations within our house.

Not sure if it is because I am a Mum and Daddy see things differently because lets face it he is a Man!! But there has been certain situations this week that I have had to take a back seat on and let Daddy Day Care work it out. Are you one of those Mum’s that like to help out and do anything and everything for others? I am what is consider a “Southey Personality” – from Paul Blackburn – so I am always putting my needs last and trying to do too much. Needless to say I have been exhausted this week.

Daddy Day Care has been very tired and CRANKY each morning so I am rushing around to try to help out before I leave for my course. I really should be gone way before 7.45 am each morning to make it my course by 8.30am but this week I have been leaving around 7.55 am – almost 8.00 am. Needless to say I have been late to my course.

Do You Have Times Like That In Your House? Where you are running around like a mad chook with your head cut off? I have to say that I have been feeling like I am being pulled into all directions.

I want to make sure my boys make it to school on time, have their bags packed, their school clothes on and eating their breakfast. Within all of this going on I am trying to keep the peace between all of the boys, and Daddy Day Care from being too stressed. Then Daddy gets even more upset because he knows I am going to be late for my course!!

Isn’t it funny how as a Mum I can have three different conversations, do at least three different task at once and try to sort out the house at the same time but Daddies can only do one thing at a time. That is the difference between a Man and Women 🙂 I suppose that is why opposites attract.

Needless to say I am looking forward to the four days break with today being Good Friday, tomorrow is Easter Sunday and then Easter Sunday. That will ease the tension in our Daddy Day Care for a short period of time. Next week will be Daddy Day Care Week 4 and I am thinking that it will full steam ahead because it is school holidays and we are having family staying in the house 🙂 Maybe next Week in Daddy Day Care House I will be the” Peace Army Corps Lady Officer” so much that I will book myself on a one way cruise out of here!! Do you feel like you have to be everywhere, help out in any way and put everyone needs before your own?

I wonder what Daddy Day Care thoughts were of the week?

Interesting to see how Men and Women think differently.

Thanks for sharing our experience with our Woody Boys in our Woody House where Daddy is the Mummy and Mummy is returning to studying 🙂

Until next week, Happy Easter and have a safe holiday. Take care over the week and driving safely.

Lisa Wood.

Daddy Day Care Week 2

Daddy Is Home Alone, While I Am At My Nursing Course…..

This is our second week with Daddy home for three days while I am studying to be a nurse.

I am not sure how he is coping but this is my view on how our Woody Boys are going in our Woody House without their Mum 🙂

Week Two – Day One Of Daddy Day Care

  1. I woke and went for a walk

  2. I got back around 6.40 am – and had the quickest shower in history

  3. Daddy was pulling his hair out trying to get lunches made, breakfast made and encourage three boys to get dressed.

  4. So I decided to help by making the lunches, and getting Kyle dressed as well as Cameron.

  5. Then I quickly ate my breakfast while packing the boys lunch boxes. I am not sure I even tasted my breakfast – wait I think it was scrambled eggs, Oh that’s right I had a cuppa and breakfast while packing lunches and getting drink bottles filled. Yep it was eggs and it was yummy – thanks Daddy Day Care.

  6. I rushed out the door, late again.

  7. Got into the car and rushed back in the door. I had forgotten my notes!

  8. On the road late, had to get petrol so was late for my nursing course by a few minutes.

  9. Daddy Day Care had three Woody Boys to get out the door and to school on time. (I am not sure that he made it!!)

  10. I rang home after my exam to see how Daddy Day Care went on the school run. He got the boys to school, I think it was almost on time.

  11. Kyle was sick yesterday, and last night but bounced back this morning and went to school. I was worried about him all day, but Daddy being a Dad was like “OH his fine, nothing to worry about”

  12. This afternoon was a mad rush for Daddy Day Care to pick them up from school, unpacking of bags and getting home work done. I still have to get Cameron’s home work completed but that’s Ok, I will find the time.

  13. Dinner time – Daddy Day Care took care of Dinner for the boys – he is so good at cooking, BUT gee I have some cleaning up 🙂

  14. After Dinner its story time, and then bed time – I think he is really looking forward to having some time to sit and not think!

  15. Then Its clean up time, making lunches ready for tomorrow, getting the washing updated and the drink bottles filled.

  16. Tomorrow it starts all over again 🙂

I wondering if he had any hair, how much he would of pulled out by now!!! Maybe I should get Daddy Day Care to write on here, his thoughts on how to raise five boys without their Mum for three days a week? What are your thoughts – Should Daddy Day Care do his side of the story. How about this – “She Says” and then “He Says” ?? Would you like to see a blog on that?

How was your Day Today?

Lisa Wood.

My Kids Watch The Fridge

As A Mum To Five Boys I wrote this on how much they love to Watch the fridge and eat!!

Please Comment after reading the poem, I would love to hear your thoughts about how your family looks at food!


My Kids Watch The Fridge

My Boys are fit and healthy

They prefer to play outdoors from morning to-night.

It’s hard to keep them in doors,

we are a family without a

TV, a DVD, a Video Machine or a Wii,

We have books – Games and more.

My Kids Watch The Fridge

If they are not outdoors and you are looking for them

You will find them indoors with bum up and head down.

Bum up, Head Down, Fridge door ajar.

My Kids Watch The Fridge.

It’s funny to see, I am not sure what they expect

to find from the last time they explored.

Ask them what they are doing, and they give

you a look.

A look that says it all!

My Kids Watch The Fridge

And eat like they have never eaten before.

We only have wholefoods in our house,

which is fruit, vegetables, and anything that is fresh.

We do not have any thing that is round

like a donut or two.

We are not into packaged food with all those

hidden nasty food colourings, preservatives and chemicals.

We prefer to see them grow big and strong,

that is why they eat all day long.

If you were to come and stay at Woodys House

and see what Woody Boys can put away

You would be amazed at how fit and trim

they all look 🙂

My Kids Watch The Fridge.

Our food bill is growing bigger every week,

But we do not mind because,

they are so very happy and healthy.

We are amazed with how much their friends

have to eat,

their lunch boxes are filled to the brim with

all the food that makes us cringe.

We only like to eat the foods that

are green, orange, red, purple, and brown,

Not all the colours of the rain bow

cause they will send you mad.

When my kids ask me

“Mum, why can’t we eat like our friends eat?”

I look them in the eye and say its

“Because I love You” that we do the things we do.

My Kids Watch The Fridge

They love to eat

so eat they can, we know that

they are growing men to be,

getting bigger every day – two are now taller than me!

It amazes me to see how much junk food

is packed for school. How can a kid concentrate at school,

when they are eating all the rainbow of colours or more?

I wish that they could understand how to give

them a helping hand…..

Wholefoods is the way of the land, the way of life to be

for our boys are strong and healthy and fit as can be.

My Kids Watch The Fridge.


Thank you for stopping on by here to share with me. This is a poem from the heart, and in no way reflects any light into how you should or shouldn’t be looking after your family. It’s what works for us 🙂

Can you let me know your thoughts? What did you feel when you read the poem?

Lisa Wood.