~ Sore throats, fevers, runny noses and general yuckiness: Only three days in and school is put on hold for the oldest two.
~ 10 quarts of tomatoes from the garden simmering on the stove, while I work with my girl on her letters, start sending out a funky smell: Scorched. All contents dumped in the weeds may the critters enjoy all my efforts.
~ Spare change container takes a dive off the refrigerator: 4 pounds of coins scattered across the kitchen.
~ Princess girl excited over her lemonade loses all hand grip function: sticky sweetness splattered all over the linoleum.
Before anything else could happen to make me grit my teeth and pull my hair, I ditched the list that was looming over my head. Laundry, cleaning, gardening, canning, GONE.
I made sure my sickies were wrapped up in blankies, made them big bowls of Ramen noodles, and set them in front of the TV, like any good mom.
While they slurped away, I took the other two outside for an impromptu picnic.
The sunshine, sweet breeze, bright colors and giggles did me GOOD! I re-entered the house 45 minutes later in a calmer state of mind. Sometimes it just good to push that list out of sight and enjoy the day!