We went to the Homeschool Store this morning and purchased some books for our school. I survived the store with all 4 kids and price checked the books and only bought the ones that were priced competitively, because "every dollar counts, Kristy!"
Got home and realized that the makings of lunch were limited. So, I didn't eat a sandwich but did eat yogurt, Natural Cheetos and a Dr. Pepper. I sacrificed for my kids.
Then, I ordered the rest of the books on the internet.
And you know what I decided? It's hard work spending all that money.
I invited some neighbor kids over to swim. Their mom had to go appraise a house, so she dropped them off and they had a friend. We swam for about 5 minutes and then it thundered so we all came in for the mandatory 30 minute wait period. I had an 11, 10, 9, 8, 6, 3, and 1 year old in my house. It was only for about an hour and a half. And you know what, the 11, 10, and 9 year old entertained every one else. For an hour and a half, no one fought.