People keep asking me how I am doing it all. To be honest, I am completely overwhelmed, but not for the reasons they expect. It isn’t the mountains of laundry or cooking and cleaning for 8. The thing that has me overwhelmed is the one, tiny little two year old. To say that he is “into everything” is an understatement. I feel like I can’t catch my breath before he is grabbing, breaking, eating, or destroying the next thing. I have decided that the ultimate punishment is grocery shopping with a two year old. If we could sentence law breakers to spend an hour once a week inside a grocery store with a list and budget that they must adhere to, I am sure that the crime rate would drop significantly.
Noah is having his birthday party tomorrow. There will be a total of nine children spending the night. The most we have ever had overnight was 7. The kids are going to play some party games, eat cake that will be decorated by each child with pudding “slime”, smash a pumpkin piñata, watch a movie, sleep (yes, I know that I am completely kidding myself!), eat pumpkin muffins with cream cheese frosting, then go home. That all sounds innocent enough, yes?