Ok. So I have my three nephews visiting... not a problem! Even though that is three more than I'm use to, we've had a pretty good time. Believe it or not, there has only been one major crying spell (Tate going to VBS), one major blowout (between Jordan and Kayla - an everyday occurrence) and one hitting spell (Tate decided he wanted to hit everyone with the butterfly net - at which Keaton cried). Up till now only one thing was broken (by them , anyway!!! it was the light fixture in Jordan's room and was soon to be replaced by a ceiling fan) and nobody has gotten sick.... Overall I think that is a pretty good track record for five kids over the past 3 days!
No my problem is not the kids... It wasn't even VBS after the first day, when I figured out the schedule and expectations and it wasn't even the fact that I haven't had a nap all week! My problem is my house and appliances!!!
My dryer is still not fixed and now my kitchen sink decides to leak. Yes, I will say it again... My sink is messed up!!! So now, not only can I not dry my clothing, I can't wash my dishes! These are fun times. Don't they say things happen in threes? I'm scared!!!
The good news is that there is a laundromat down the street and a plumber coming tomorrow to look at the sink, yet I have to ask "Why Right Now????" I mean, why do these things happen when I have a house full of company, and I have to pack suitcases and get my house in order to leave for camp. Why couldn't it be my vacuum cleaner or television that went out, not two things that bring cleanliness to a halt...not in a house full of little smelly boys!!!
I keep reminding myself that there are worse things in the world and I truly believe that. I just don't want the hassle or inconvenience right now. Of course, when would be a "good" time? This is one of those moments when you have to step back and just breathe and simply be thankful.
I can hear all the kids laughing together in the next room, a beautiful sound... yes, I choose to be thankful!