I just want to note that as I'm writing this, there is literally golf ball-size hail coming down outside.
Sometimes my kids sleep in their clothes.
I've been known to let them eat spaghetti o's with meatballs five nights in a week (Meat, vegetable, carb plus a glass of milk for dairy - all four food groups covered) Sidebar: I am convinced that fruits and vegetables used to be in the same food group. But I cannot find any proof of this.
They watch WAY more than 1 hour of television a day.
Zoe has eaten Oreos for breakfast.
I told my kids to "eat on the floor because I haven't cleaned it yet"! No joke.
In case you haven't noticed, I am not the most anal person when it comes to cleanliness. Organized - yes, clean - no. I'm sure most people would prefer the other way around, but as long as my bookshelf is free from clutter, the inch-layer of dust does not bother me.
And because I tend to read housekeeping manuals like they are novels, I often feel a little guilty about how unconcerned I am in this department. I want to mop my kitchen floor after every meal and suck up the Potter hair a couple times a week. I do.
But I also want to read my kids stories, and watch my DVR recordings, and maybe go to the gym. So until I can get by on 4 hours of sleep, like Scott, it's not going to happen.
I have recently been feeling less guilty. You may have heard me say that I think kids should eat a cup of dirt a day to build up an immune system. And I have now been vindicated. (Is that the right word?)
Upon Morgan's five-year-check up, Nurse Carrie was thumbing through her file.
Nurse: This file is so thin. I think something is missing.
Nurse: No, its all here. She's just really healthy. Most kids' files her age are twice as thick because we've seen them other than well-visits.
HA! Take that you germ-aphobic - anti-bacterial scrubbing - anal retentive psychos!
Disclaimer: This could also be because I do not take my children to the doctor every time they have a stuffy nose or cough, so I will allow for some skewing of the statistics.