so many thoughts are swirling in my head today its hard to get a handle on just one. my mother's coming today to meet baby jake and we are planning to take our five-generation picture. bagels and cream cheese at my grandmother's doesn't quite suit the wishes of The Queen and so after the picture, everyone - but my grandmother of course - will decamp to my house.
i'm really glad i had the little meltdown with the kids yesterday regarding the chores. the house was getting Out of Control, mostly because no one does anything unless i tell them to. and i'm sick of it. one of my short projects today is to create a chore chart of sorts so they can know what to do without being told.
as i explained to them at the top of my lungs at one point at least, its aggravating and frustrating to know that i can't trust a grown woman and a child of nearly 14 to do a load of dishes when they need doing or a load of laundry when they run out of clothes.
consequently the house looks a lot better and i made some headway on some projects that HAVE been lying around growing mold. and on that note...off to make several - if not many - Lists!
and furthermore, the war must end. blessed be.
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