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Stop Stressing Me Out, Dustballs

Saoirse’s hair hasn’t been brushed all day.  The girls have spent way too much time today watching TV (Toy Story 2, again).  I threw cheese sticks and hastily filled cups of water at them this morning when I realized it was so far past their usual snack time I should very well roll it into lunch.  Quinn was walking around with shoes on each hand and a clean rain coat draped over her head by the hood for the better part of an hour. Saoirse told me that she doesn’t want to live in a clean house.  She wants to live in a dirty house, because she doesn’t like clean.  This explains the state of her bedroom every day after naptime. The day is very, very short when you have small children.   All of your hours are compartmentalized into these weird little chunks:  the hours between breakfast and snacktime..the chunk between that and lunch.  Then, the blessed silence (or at least the muted playing) of kids’ naptime.  The awkward bit between naptime and getting-ready-for-dinner.   Then the evening rush of baths and books and bed before you can…