8:38 PM

Where is that darn handbook?

I have been feeling the need to write lately, so this seems to be just the answer to my increasingly worrisome inability to just. sit. still. Why exactly is it that the busier I am, the harder it is to relax? I think the answer to this question is somewhere in the Mom handbook....unfortunately, I have misplaced mine. If you have a spare laying around, please let me know. I think there are probably some useful instructions in there on, say, removing splinters or carrying out your daily responsibilities when you are sick as a dog.
In the meantime, I will continue to muddle through on my own, which unfortunately results in situations like:
Kids eating markers:and kids entering the shower while almost fully dressed:

and older, thought-they-would-know-better kids sticking plastic gems in their ears. I have no picture for this one, but it was in fact one of the funniest things I have ever seen..... after the gem was safely removed using a special tool called a Bobby Pin. Again, no need to alert me, I know this was a terribly unsafe thing to do....it was the only tool I had though. I think the Mom toolkit is probably with the handbook....again, if you see one laying around, please let me know ASAP.