Here’s a Math 1010 problem for you: What is the sum of the following items?

  • 3 siblings visiting from out of town
  • 6 grandkids all together for the first time ever
  • 4 grandkids under the age of 18 months
  • 50 packages of fruit snacks consumed in the last four days
  • 1 house where everyone hangs out all day, swimming, eating, and making huge messes (my parents’ house, not mine, thank goodness)
  • 5 strollers currently in the garage of said house
  • 2 times Everett has pooped in his swim diaper within ten minutes of me putting it on him (I don’t even want to talk about how gross it is to change a poopy swim diaper.)
  • 3 fathers celebrated on Father’s Day
  • 1 birthday celebrated
  • 1 new calling as YW president

Answer: This lame blog post, a lot of stress/celebration eating, and six loads of laundry that sat on my bedroom floor for five days until I finally folded them today.

Next week I’ll be back with my usual thrills: rants about how we teach modesty these days (have you seen this article and this article floating around Facebook?) and/or more ways to make dinner without getting any dishes dirty. Don’t worry, I’ll surprise you.