Monday was a pretty crazy summer day in our household. I’ll let the pictures do most of the talking, but let’s just say that one minor catastrophe followed another. Miraculously, at the end of the day we were all still smiling…Sometimes I think that I am better at handling chaos than I am at enduring the not-so-exciting challenges of daily life with young children! In any case, it all started with an innocent game of “mommy goes to the beauty parlor” with my girls:
As I was getting my hair done and my nails “painted” in the kitchen, the bathroom sink (which does not drain properly) was overflowing. Only by chance did I walk back to the bathroom when I did, and thankfully, no lasting damage was done.
The kids were enlisted to grab every available pool towel, mop up however much water they could, and throw the sopping towels into the bathtub:
As we were hauling the soaking wet towels to the washing machine, the toddler – who, by the way, was the culprit in leaving the bathroom sink running in the first place – decided to take off her diaper and run around the house, leaving a little bit of accident in a lot of different places. I didn’t take any pictures of this part.
I suppose I should also mention that earlier in the day, the cable on our minivan’s power door somehow snapped, landing our 1999 Sienna in the shop and stranding us at home. And while we were making scrambled eggs for lunch, Caroline burned the tip of her finger on the pan. I think that in the order of small catastrophes, that was all for us today!
At least our kids had a chance to fill in some of the spaces on their “Summer Activity Charts” today! We started out with a bang last week, but got sidetracked on the 4th of July and never got in a rhythm again. Hopefully, we can do better this week!