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Excuse me, I seem to have lost my head! Would you kindly let me know if you see it anywhere?

What a week... what a bloody long and exhausting and draining week. We've been late to school almost every day. We've not managed to get our homework completed at night 3 out of 4 nights resulting on our needing to finish it in the morning. But we can't get up and showered on time. We've had, on several occasions, three different after school activities in one day. There are three kids but only one of me. We've been home most nights at 7pm. So it is a mad dash to get homework done, showered and fed by 8:30. Of course the older two need quiet to concentrate. Of course this is when Alexander is at his noisiest. Of course I need to quiet him and help the other two. Once again I can not do three things at once. I am also trying to get the school wrapping paper drive settled. And pull off a wine tasting event in the middle of November. The venue and the date have changed many times already. And I had to chaperone a field trip to a fire station. And I had to go to a meeting on Tuesday evening at 7:30. And there was Back to School Night for the parents last night. And I had to meet with Christopher's teachers at 8:00 yesterday morning. And tonight is Family Fun Night. It seems to never, ever end. I am exhausted and drained and at the end of my rope. I am pretty sure the kids are fried and frazzled now too. Yesterday, twice, I forgot to buckle Alexander in his car seat. I also forgot to put the car in Park at the top of the driveway. I could not, for the life of me, figure out why the car was beeping when the doors were open! I have been on the verge of a nervous breakdown more times than I can count.

So I am happy to report that it is now rainy and cold and gross out. I am happy to report that I hate the rain! I am happy to report that Alexander has no school today. So what does that mean? It means that we are now on my bed sharing a big bowl of popcorn. He is sipping apple cider and I am enjoying my Coke Zero. We made a great figure 8 track using the coffee table in my bedroom. If he wants to hang out all day I won't mind in the least. Today I am not going to clean. Today I am not going to do any laundry. Ok, maybe I will do some, but today I won't put any away! Today I am not going to tell Alexander what to do. Today I am not going to say no to television. Today we'll cuddle up together and get cozy on my bed... maybe I'll find time to soak in the tub... maybe we'll even sneak in a nap... Let's hope we don't oversleep and forget to pick up the older two this afternoon. Today I might even just find my head somewhere. And if it continues to rain all weekend as it is supposed to do, we will hunker down and not go anywhere and not do anything but eat more popcorn and watch more movies and lounge in our pajamas. Hopefully by the end of the weekend someone will have found my head!

Happy Hump Day!

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