Take 1 mom (that's me)
Add 3 children
Add an additional 2-4 neighbor children in her house throughout various parts of the day
Don't allow the mom to leave the house without at least 1 of her children in tow for 10 days
Add various things going wrong plus kids getting sick
Add stress of two impending vacations (and everything that needs done for the trips)
1 mama who is really, really, crabby but doesn't really know why
This is where I was on Monday night. Thank the Lord I married such a sweet, thoughtful man. When he got home from work I told him it seemed like everything was going wrong and I was very crabby for no good reason. He promptly told me to take some time for myself, go to Starbucks, buy myself a drink, and spend an hour reading, alone, without my kids. At that moment I could've sworn he was an angel! Being the blog-loving mama I am I took my laptop instead of my book and spent a fabulous hour all to myself, on my laptop, sipping a cinnamon dolce latte, that was also made to perfection.
Guess what ladies? I came home feeling refreshed. It truly is amazing how a little bit of time to yourself can change your whole outlook. When I got home from my little break hubby made tilapia and green beans for dinner. Tuesday night I was able to go for a run, hubby started dinner, then he helped check the kids workbooks (by help I mean he did 90% of it). Thank you hubby! You are great!