Would anyone care to share how they get everything done in a day without completely falling apart/falling behind? Things have been a bit rough around here of late. Dishes aren't getting done, meals are thrown together last minute, clothes are not getting washed, about the only clean room in the house is D's room. This wouldn't be such a big deal if it didn't stress us out so darn much. It is overwhelming to get home at 5:45, realize you have an hour and 15 minutes before your son has to go to bed, and you have 1) no idea what you're going to have for dinner, 2) no idea where you're going to get the ingredients to make the dinner, 3) no idea where the last roll of toilet paper is (please, God, tell me there's another roll!), 4) no idea when you're going to do all of the exercises / stretches he needs to do according to his therapists . . . and the list goes on. And where was the quality time in all of that madness? And as you stand in the middle of the kitchen watching the time tick away and trying to quell the rising since of panic, you are simultaneously faced with the impossible task of ignoring the absolute squalor that you are now living in.
Repeat. Every. Single. Day.
This is not to say we don't have our good moments. In terms of family, we are doing great. We are just having trouble getting the every-day stuff under control. I need some plan of attack so that we can lower the stress levels around here.