::played checkers. until the board was tipped upside down by a frustrated little one.
::put away two baskets of clean, folded laudry (thanks honey). Filled the empty baskets with dirty laundry. The cycle continues.
::helped Ezra build an impromptu, emergency home out of blocks for Dunk, whose own home has apparently been flooded.
::read the entire basket full of our holiday books. Can I really continue to read only these everday until December 25th? I don't know.
::changed three diapers, the third time there were no clean cloth diapers in the house. Used a dishtowel.
::tried to put Adelaide down for a nap. Four times. Only fell asleep after walking around in the sling for 45 minutes.
::started making an apple pie. burned out the motor in the food processor. set off the smoke detectors. woke the babe up from her 10 minute nap. came back downstairs to an upside down bag of flour. nice.
::called Steve at work with desperation in my voice. Twice.
::called a friend for a sanity check, but I couldn't hear her because the craziness at her house combined with the craziness at my house to make a constant noise of static over which we could not speak.
It's 10'clock in the morning.
I try for rhythm. But some days, this just is the rhythm. When we're all headed in four different directions, and I'm not sure I'm going to make it to the end of the day (which seems like a very long time away). But I'm learning (trying) from these three little teachers of mine, to laugh a lot and just let it 'be'. Even - and especially - on days like today.