She kind of patted my shoulder sympathetically and we said our goodbyes.
A different friend, Jennifer, had overheard my conversation. "You know why it's getting harder, Karlenn," she said. "It's because the kids are out of school. My life is a whole lot harder now that the kids are home all day."
It was like a lightbulb went off in my head. Duhhhhhhhh. Of course it's harder when the kids are home all day! They're all up in my grill all day long. They're killing me, Smalls. (What movie?)
(Sadie and Micah thought it would be fun to get close to the sprinklers, then set up an umbrella so they and their towels wouldn't get wet. They're silly.)
But here is my plan to help with the summer doldrums - swimming lessons. And revisiting my chore chart. It's time for some structure.