Days are blurred over here and filled with lots of busyness. I had a reader recently ask how I do it all and the answer is... I don't do it all. I have a dishwasher full of clean dishes that haven't been put away for two days and a whole sink full of dirty dishes that have been there for two days because I haven't put away the clean ones. I gave up vacuuming about 6 months ago and only get to that once a month. Thus, we have colored pencil shavings all over the place. Really. I have a huge pile of clean laundry sitting at the foot of my bed and just this morning Ben asked, "Do I have any clean white shirts or boxers?" My reply, "Um... sorry never had a chance to do the laundry. Plus, we are out of detergent." My craft area looks like this again and our school table (as you can see above) is full of piles. The to-dos and mess list could go on and on over here.
Most of the day is spent doing school, changing diapers, feeding the baby baby, a whole lot of managing and a whole lot of referee-ing the big girls. We get cuddles in when we can, but there is also a whole lot of yelling (probably more on my end), and most times I get frustrated that I easily get frustrated. So really, I don't do it all.
So when do I blog or have time to plan a dinner party? Well, all three big girls go to bed at around 7pm. 7:30 at the latest. That is my time to try and get things done. Now, sometimes things don't always get done because baby baby might want to throw a hissy fit and well, there goes that, but on good nights, I get plenty done and still manage to go to bed around 11pm.
To anyone who thinks I am super mom, I most certainly am not. You don't see the messes and the fits of anger that go on over here. When someone asks me how I am doing, my reply is, "I am crazy most of the time." It is really only God who allows me to get through the daily messes cause if it weren't for Him, I would be crying all the time! No joke.
Now, wish me luck because hopefully today I could at least get those dishes put away!