That said, I do wish I could go a little faster. I've posted my 'before' picture of my living room. There is no 'after' picture yet. It looks worse. Maybe I should get a 'during' photo, eh? That would make sense.
Even though I'm spending 3-4 hours deep cleaning every morning, we still have lots of time to play. This afternoon, the kids and I worked on making a game. We've been trying to make this game for over a year now! It's about time! We're trying to work out the rules and how the game board is going to look. I'll post pics when we've finished.
After working on our game (which is part of the reason that my living room is STILL a mess), Andrew and Peter got to go play at a friend's house, and I picked up one of Claire's friends and took them and Josh over to the pool to swim. I spent the entire time at the pool working through my budget for homeschool next year. Sheesh. I remember WAAAAY back when we had only one little baby, and people always complained about how expensive kids are. I shook my head and thought they were just making things up! MY baby was not expensive at all! Then I had 2 kids...and people told me how the more kids you have, the more expensive it gets! I still shook my head in wonder, because we spent hardly anything on our kids! The same with 3 and even 4!! But NOW...now that they're not toddlers anymore...OH MY!! Josh eats more than ALL of us! Andrew isn't far behind!! Josh has gone through FIVE clothing sizes in the past year. They all need clothes, and toys, and braces, and hair cuts, and allowance, and don't get me started on school! Whew! So, now I finally understand what those crazy people were talking about. But when it's all said and done, I'm happy to do it. My kids are worth it--they work hard and are helpful. I suppose I can spend a little money on that.