I remember back when I was in one of those parenting classes before I was an actual parent. A man asked the following question (need I mention that MOST questions are not stupid)
The man: "When will my wife have the baby?"
The instructor: "After she dilates to 10 cm and is totally effaced...... blah blah blah."
The man: "No, When is she going to go into labor. I just need to know, I'd like to plan."
Wouldn't we all. Even at that early stage of parenting I knew that was too much to ask for, but I tell ya, I fear some genetics were never meant to be mixed. Rick and mine, NOT A GOOD COMBO! Still, I know how the man felt. Even though I knew that that was a question that could not be answered, of course, I wanted an answer.
I feel like the older my kids get, the more unanswerable questions come up. When their tears and the yelling come, and mine as well, which is daily here, I have to take it as the day has presented it to me. Some days I can handle others, not so much.
Take this morning, please :-) Over a 45 minute period the following things happened:
3 up and "awake"
3 need to be fed
2 need clothes found
2 need constant hounding to get dressed
2 inform me that it is too cold to get dressed
2 need meds
1 needs a quick hair cut
1 goes through his daily 3-4 underwear because they all feel too tight, too poky, to baggy, etc.
1 tells me his whole face hurts
1 is following me around saying he is sorry
1 is on a verge of a very serious fit
1 is still in the bathroom getting more beautiful
1 is ready to go out to the bus in a sweatshirt and a thin jacket and a cotton fashion hat, and no mittens (temp outside 9F)
1 has pulled his boot apart and is angrily trying to put it back together
1 is still in his underwear
1 needs his hair flattened but not too wet
1 needs his coat snapped
1 needs to be reminded that they should be gone already
3 leave crabby
AND I NEED A DRINK
To sum up my rant, if I can look at this from 2 different view points:
1. (Positive view) Every house looks like this in the morning
2. (Negative view) I live in a nut home