Yesterday was simply delightful. It was one of those days that I looked like the quintessential stay-at-home mom...the kind they put in the magazines. I was the mom reading her fashion magazine while she cheered her children on from the side of the pool (Hot Daddy was in the pool assisting the Big Guy with his lessons). I was the mom watching her kids play at the park while she munched on her Southwestern Chicken Salad from the sidelines. I was the mom making chocolate chip cookies while her kids played outside on the deck with their water toys. Ahhh...back to reality.
Today is zoo day. 8 kids. There will be no illusion of "calm mom". There will be no illusion of peaceful serenity. There will be yelling. There will be panic: "Jackson, get your hand out of that cage." There will be frustration: "Why can't you girls ALL hold hands?". And, hopefully, there will be sleeping children on the way home.
There had BETTER be sleeping children on the way home.