Why is it….
… that Annalee can correctly spell “nocturnal” but not “very”?
… that we can turn out 50 homemade cards in a day and a half but it takes a week to do the last 10?
… that I can get through 3 loads of laundry, cleaning the living room, reading poetry with the kids, baking a mix and match cake and a dozen other things off my to-do list but I can’t make myself do one “Story of the World” chapter with the kids?
… that one year-old boys are so fascinated by toilet bowls and putting things in them?
… that Jack has no interest in gymnastics through community ed but he can’t resist swinging from my canopy bed?
… that a 5 year-old as smart as Jack would not realize that said canopy bed would break if he swung by it?
… that it takes a half hour to clean off my dining room table and 5 minutes to get it back to where it started?
… that out of four children, not a single one of them would turn out to be “the quiet one”?
… that Jack thought it would be tasty and/or educational to fill the ice cube tray with snow and crushed tortilla chips?
Ah well. None of the answers matter. Bedtime has finally come and tomorrow is a whole new day of things to break, lose, mess up and leave undone! 😉