Today, I woke up at 6, and one of the kids I watch ( she's 7 and doesn't go back to school until Mon) came at 7. My boys, 2 and 5 woke up shortly after and I made them breakfast. Before I cleaned up breakfast we played Scrabble Jr. They played while I thoroughly cleaned my kitchen. After I was done with the kitchen, we played Quelf Jr. They went back to the playroom while I cleaned my bathroom, dusted and vacuumed. I then made everyone lunch, cleaned it up, got the kids all washed up, and I layed down with all of them with some books. I then left them with their books, and a show while I took my shower. When I came down it was time to go get 2 more kids that I watch (7 and 9) from their bus stop. We had to make a trip to the store then came he. I gave them all snacks and we colored, played and did whatever together for a while. It was then time for me to start my sauce for spaghetti and meatballs. ( yes, from scratch) Got the hub up at 5:30 ( he works thirds) and after kids left we ate dinner.
Did the kids act like wild banshees at times today? DUH
Did I lose my cool and yell a few times? You bet your ass I did.
Am I exhausted? Fuck yes!
But you know what? I'm now perfectly relaxed in my nice clean house with wonderfully happy children.
This debate can now officially end, because I just proved all y'all s lazy asses wrong about a messy house equaling happy kids.