Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Maryanne Raphael, iMr. Ed, iDiana Estill, iMs Beeds, iTheodore Soderberg, iJoAnna Drelleshak, iPatrick Granfors, i

  Home > Humor > Stories
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Sponsor Me!
· Success story
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· Blog
· 7,838 Titles
· 41,508 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Before 2003

Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
Little One... End of Journey Alone
by Ann Marquette

This is a story for ALL ages and being enjoyed by adults, including men who have amazed me with their response to the story...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Featured Book
Aces and Knaves
by Alan Cook

Karl Patterson is surprised when his father, founder of a successful software company comes to him for help, and he doesn't realize what he's getting into...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Share    Print  Save   Become a Fan

'...And The Walls Came Tumbling Down. ...': The Adoption Chronicles.
By Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Thursday, October 13, 2011

Rated "G" by the Author.

Share this with your friends on FaceBook

Louisiana Sandusky writes about the lighter side of parenting.

Image (c) 2011, by Karla Dorman.

If I knew what I was in for prior to adopting over four dozen children, maybe I would have been better off if we didn't take them in; yet when I first saw their sweet faces, I could not say no.

Guess I got what I deserved.  I am sure God is up there in Heaven, laughing His face off at the Sandusky Show going down here on Earth.

I should have sent my story to the television producers, but "America's Funniest Home Videos" has already been made.  

I am glad the majority of the children are either gone or on the cusp of graduating from high school.  I can get my house somewhat back in order and not worry about kids painting the pets with water-based paint, rubbing their poop on the walls or on the furniture, or bashing one another with plastic bats or their fists.  

More often than not, they have learned to get along with one another because they know that if they don't, then Mamma and Pappa are going to lower the boom on them and they are not going to like it when we do!

I can remember Johnny bouncing in his crib until the springs broke or when Ronee' would pretend that she was a cat: instead of talking, she would meow or purr (or hiss if she was angry).  The cats didn't like it much but a lot of the grownups found her antics entertaining.

I remember Roberto bashing Sunshine across the cheek with his crutch and Andre' and Tri starting Bill's truck he had at the time.  Thank God Michael had the fortitude to stop it before it rolled onto the street!

I remember Barbara throwing her football through the picture window of the livingroom while playing football outside with some friends and some of the more able-bodied children and Stephanie trying to wheedle us into letting her go out with some friends .... and then coming home drunk (she got grounded for a month for that one).

I remember Jodie laughing uproariously in church during a quiet moment of prayer and reflecting (she still does this even today) and Porter putting his fish into the baptismal before services one year.

Boy, was the pastor surprised when he went to baptise some people, only to discover several goldfish floating merriy in the water!

He was NOT amused.  And neither were we.  Let's just say a certain young man got into a lot of trouble for THAT.

With all the shenanigans the kids have put us through, I am surprised we even have a house LEFT standing!!  I can't tell you how much we have spent to have repairs done to the damage the kids have caused over the years and I am surprised that Bill or I haven't ended up going into an insane asylum!

I'm just glad that we made it thorugh the little-kid period of parenthood in (fairly) one piece, but then now we have grandchildren to contend with, so whenever they come for Christmas or Thanksgiving, we have to do everything in our power to save our house for total destrcution!  

The demolitions done to the homes on "Extreme Makeovers: Home Edition" have nothing compared to the Sandusky Kids!  They can dismantle an entire house in mere seconds!  Too bad we can't call the crew of the show to fix our house when mischief strikes Casa Sandusky!!  It would be a miracle if they could!!   

Want to review or comment on this short story?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 10/18/2011
Wow, I have four kids and cannot even begin to imagine the chaos caused by twelve times that. As always, Karen, great story.
Your friend in Southern California; Mark
Reviewed by Paul Berube 10/14/2011
Nicely done, Karen. God bless.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 10/13/2011
Wow. I bet God IS laughing at the Sandusky show on Earth ... LOL Well done, Karen!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

Books by
Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado

with a little help

Thirteen Sick Tasteless Classics, Part III by Jay Dubya

Thirteen Sick Tasteless Classics, Part III is adult satirical literature that parodies thirteen famous short stories...  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Mauled Maimed Mangled Mutilated Mythology by Jay Dubya

Mauled Maimed Mangled Mutilated Mythology is a collection of 21 famous myths that have been given adult spins and presentations...  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.