We really know how to squeeze the juice out of life...sometimes it gets exhausting!! There is so much that I want to get done around the house (well in all honesty I want it done, but don't want to have to do it), but by the time I get a chance I just want to collapse in a heap. It is currently 4pm and the last of the extra kids that we've had here all day have gone home (we had mother-daughter bookclub and babysitting today), and the last thing I want to do is clean anything up. The second to last thing I want to do is try to convince everyone else to clean up. Really the day with extra kids didn't produce anymore than the normal messes, but the normal messes are around nonetheless because there is always so much to do and never enough time! Yesterday we left the house at 9am to head to a play (Junie B Jones) and we went right from there to Disney (2 parks) and rolled back into the driveway after 10pm.
As any homeschooling mom will tell you (and most other moms too) there really isn't enough time in the day to get everything (schooling, cleaning, cooking) done. Throw in all the extra fun time with friends, park days, Theatre, etc...and it is really hard to keep your head above water. Now I'm attempting to "work out" everyday (wii fit:)) and that is just one more thing to add to the overloaded schedule. When I was a new stay at home mom with one toddler the days were neverending, now I get so frustrated at how fast the time goes because there is still so much more that I'd like to fit into my already jam packed day!