Just another manic Sunday!!

chaos Just another


I do it to myself. I must admit this-I over schedule, wait till the last minute, try and pack a months worth of fun into one day.¬† I love my kids. Really I do. Every single one of them!! And trust me, I’m not complaining…(I don’t think)!! But I will admit, yesterday I sent my sister a text that read something like this…”Help me, I am in a zoo and can’t get out!!!” I had two youngest daughters and their families here (which includes a 4 month old and 17 month old) (4 month old not feeling well) (=intermittent screaming), bored 17 month old who can’t stay settled in anything, tired, falling down, crying (see where this is going). But I love them all, I really do!!! (Did I mention the two barking, shedding wanting to go in and out, Golden Retrievers and the Schnauzer puppy who hasn’t quite caught on to the house training thing!!) So add to this mix 11 year old twins who are trying to work on last minute 4-H Fair craft projects, (my fault, we have had all year to do this). Did I mention these 11 year old don’t have a lot of patience and get frustrated when things don’t turn out picture perfect!!!???? (Picture tooth picks and beads flying across the room) (Picture grandma making them find them because of babies and puppy!!!) Did I mention we went to church and I fixed two meals in the middle of all of this!!! My mom showed up at one point and then suddenly…she was just gone…I have no idea why!! I remember at one point making eye contact with my husband who wearily said…”we did have a little peace and quiet there for awhile didn’t we?” That may have been the point I started thinking that going to work sounded relaxing!

Now where is the inspiration you ask?? Isn’t this an inspirational website??? Well, the answer is yes. Today I am inspired to stop procrastinating, to stop over extending myself and to go to the beach!! Truth be told though…I probably wouldn’t trade a minute of any of it. We made memories yesterday. And at the end of the day my granddaughter gave me a hug and thanked me for helping her with her projects. They are my inspirations…every child and grandchild I have…and while I TRULY understand now when my mom used to say “it’s good to see them come, and it’s good to see them go,” I don’t plan on changing much of anything any time soon.

Enjoy your families, chaos and all. Be grateful. I know some aren’t near as lucky as I am. Chaos and all, I think I will keep them!!

Happy Monday!