20 Minutes of Chaos

School started back up this week.  I’m so excited because this is my first year without having any of the kids home.  Yesterday was a day of quiet, I didn’t have any cleaning or laundry to do.  I started making dinner early because we had to be at the ball field by 4pm.  I put rice in the rice cooker and had pressure cooked my meat.  Feeling ahead of the game I left early to pick up the kids since our school parking lot has been a bit crazy.

By the time I got to the school, it appreared that everyone else had the same idea.  There wasn’t much parking left but I was still able to park within the same area I normally do.  My kids never saw the car, so we ended up leaving late.  I needed a few ingredients at the store… which put us getting home even later.

By the time we got home it was 3:40 – we had 20 minutes to get everything done.  And why is it when you are rushed that all types of chaos happens?

20 m inutes of chaos

Chaos 1:  Rice didn’t cook.  Apparantely I must have had it on a timer.  Ugh now I can’t take dinner to the ball park.

Chaos 2:  What can I feed the kids?  Searching, searching… Oh I know we have some leftover pizza.   I asked one of the kids to help heat up the pizza.

Chaos 3:  Kid grabs a plate, while he has the phone in his hand, looking at a game, doesn’t grab the plate right and guess which one he dropped.  The plate!  SMASH… couldn’t have been a plastic plate, had to be a porcelain one.

20 minutes of chaos

Chaos 4: So many broken plate pieces.  Which required me to vaccuum the floor.  Bright side… Floor is cleaned now.

Chaos 5:  Mom where’s my baseball socks, where’s my cup at?

By this time I had lost it.  I finally had to take a deep breath and realize that we weren’t going to make it to practice on time.  I wasn’t going to have dinner ready at the park.  I had to make a new plan.  It was just 20 minutes of chaos.

Some times we just need to laugh!  How has your week been?  Please tell me you’ve experienced some chaos this week and I’m not the only one going crazy.




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Gina is an overwhelmed mother of 4 children which includes twins. She often looks for ways to make life a little easier. When she's not chauffeuring her kids to school, cleaning the house or taking her kids to their activities, she finds her sanity though this blog and through social media. Her journey would not succeed without remembering to put Faith first, Family second and Work third.
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  1. I haven’t had an issue YET. I am guessing as I am typing that I just jinxed myself but I am looking forward to Ryan coming over. Just saying.

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