The boys were calm enough to let me clean (a lot) in the morning after breakfast (I haven't been able to clean like that in years!), then we played in the yard for an hour and a half, then we went back indoors and washed up, then we ALL SAT DOWN AT THE TABLE and ate our lunch peacefully! I had everything under control. I finally felt like a real mama.
Of course let's ignore the fact that the kids pulled out all the stops to get to the chip cabinet earlier...
They couldn't be angels for the WHOLE day.
That would be too much to ask for. - Shirley