So today I had to try and find a picture of that terrifying scene of chaos because my initial search on LHJ (that's short for Ladies Home Journal ladies, what are you losers?) turned up squat. But a quick Google search proved fruitful. Very fruitful indeed. I found a semi-professional version of how it's supposed to look here and then I found a real mom warped version of how it can look here.
I was so encouraged to see the warped version and it made me laugh even more. And I've decided if there is simply ONE thing I can do each day in my swirling world of survival-style mommying, I can LAUGH.
That is, as long as I don't laugh too much by myself while folding laundry because well, you know what that might seem like. The kids may start really questioning my stability - as if they're not doing that already.
The professional version minus the life preservers and channel markers (how lame is that!)
The real mom version which thankfully looks like its made from a real mom
The added warped factor which makes me breathe a happy sign of relief