You know those days. Everything goes wrong. Your house is a mess and you don't know where to start. Kids are particularly needy. This has been my day. And I have to say, I was pretty excited when 12:45 rolled around and it was time for the bus to pick up Elli. Xander had just left for his school, so I would just have Sophi and Lexi here. Sophi usually naps, so I was thinking of all I could get done with it just being myself and Lex.
Elli and I go outside and wait for the bus. We wait, and wait... After finally making a phone call, I find out that today was early day, and we had been gone when the bus had come earlier. Lovely. I calculate whether it's worth it to get everyone loaded and drive her to school myself, but realize that she'd only be there for a half an hour, and decide against it. I bring Elli back inside, who is not very happy that she isn't going to school. I look around at the mess and feel very overwhelmed. Sophi is crying and Lexi is repeatedly asking for a bath. She's already had one today, but I figure it will give me 15 minutes of freedom, so I put Sophi down for her nap and put Lexi in the tub. Elli's out in the living room creating messes I don't want to know about. I hide in my room and call Jeremy to talk. He tells me he's eating Chili's southwestern eggrolls for lunch. My mouth waters and I want to switch places with him. But I fight the urge to feel sorry for myself and decide I'm going to go out and conquer the mess that is my home. At that moment I hear Lexi call out, "Elli, no! No, Elli!" This piques my interest, as Elli is supposed to be in the living room and Lexi in the tub. I go out to check and find this:
At least she took her shoes off.
Sophi never did take her nap, BTW.
And, yes, I do realize that instead of posting this, I could have cleaned my living room-- but the drive is gone.
Lovely, lovely day.