I sit here trying to get laundry done and the Kiddos to finish their chores. We are supposed to be heading out in a few days for a visit with my mom. We are driving and meeting her half way. I am so excited to see her. I last saw my mom in March before Hubby left. I refuse to drive that far again for anyone without stopping. (Hubby made that call) AS we are going through the day the Kiddos do not want to finish what they need to.If they weren't going back with her and I needing the break I would lock them all up and go play a game of pool somewhere. It seems I have had to jump in butts more often than not to get the simple things done.
If anyone was a cop or social worker walking by this afternoon and heard me hollering at the Kiddos I am sure I would be in jail by now or my Kiddos in "custody" of CPS. I lost it. I wanted to yell and holler. I wanted to hit something so I kicked a chair. I wanted to cuss but kept my mouth shut. That was a hard one.
For some reason this deployment has tested my last little nerve. I have nothing to give anyone and everybody wants something. The poor Kiddos were running today and hiding from me. I really was a tyrant today. I have been telling certain things had to be done and some were accomplished but destroyed in a matter of a couple of days. Oh well. They are all almost done now. Tomorrow we finish laundry and pack in the evening. Wed the 3 younger boys will head over to a friend's and be pampered all day by her. The two older Kiddos and I will head to Wally World to have new tires put on the truck and an oil change. While that is being done last minute food snacks and trip toys will be purchased. I would have bought the food but the Kiddos would have had it all gone by now. I can not keep food in the house with them. We have already gone through half a bushel of peaches and 3 pounds of tomatoes. Not to mention the cheese sticks.....anyway what was I talking about?? Oh yeah.. the Kiddos.
They are doing better now and so am I. I have learned in the last few years I do not have to do everything and not everything has to be done. But it would be nice to actually keep a nice half clean house for more than 5 minutes. I do have my trash out areas that just hold things and that will be cleaned out next week while little people are sleeping. It happens once a month. But the rest like bathrooms and other common areas in our home should be maintained by us all.
I have been tossing around ideas to blog. I have had alot on my mind and want to express it. The only problem with that is I would have to sit down and organize my thoughts and as of now I just type when I blog. It is a whole new area for me. I keep telling myself it will be good practice for when I start school next month. That is a whole other subject. I am scared and worried but so very excited. Anyway I am off to love on the Kiddos and tell them Mommy is not crazy and finish making dinner for them.