I had big plans! I got up on time this morning, the kids got up (sort of) on time, they (mostly) did their schoolwork without whining and griping......
yes, I know it is Holy and Great Thursday. I know that most kids, no matter where they go to school, are off school. However, my children have been a bit of a behavior/scheduling/bickering/not doing what they are told problem lately, so they do not get an Easter Vacation. But I digress......and they all said "OK" when I told them THREE TIMES that Vespers and Divine Liturgy would begin at 7 pm and that we. were. going.
Fast forward to 6 pm. 67% of the children are showered. 100% of them are dressed, but only one of the three has on clothing suitable for Church in the middle of the week. One even still has on the dog-walking sweatpants from early this morning. Two of the three have uncombed hair. The one who wears glasses, isn't. I discover that the one who is, I think, ready to go out the door to Church is in fact NOT WEARING SOCKS. At least dinner is ready.
6:30 pm. 100% of the children are dawdling over their dinner, the sweatpants child has not changed his clothes, my hillbilly kid still has not put on any socks, and I have not only developed a headache, but my TMJ is back with a vengeance.
6:35 pm. I call off Church, since if we leave rightnowthisveryinstant we will get there exactly on time, but I still see sweatpants on the dog-walking kid which means we will be very late........this kid takes for.ev.er to change his clothes.
Life is so grand, isn't it?