I used the "divide and conquer" method. I took two of the kids shopping with me, and left the other two at home, splitting up the two who were screaming at each other the loudest.
While out, I managed to buy myself a new pair of shoes (on sale, YAY!) and a new outfit to wear to the concert we were attending that night.
Thanks to those of you who suggested that eating chocolate would help me endure the fight-a-thon. I bought myself a bunch of Cadbury creme eggs, which I now have hidden in the bottom drawer in my bathroom.
(The sound you are now hearing is that of my children stampeding into my bathroom to find the chocolate.)
Silly, silly children.
I would never really hide chocolate in there, because it is right above the heating vent, and the chocolate would melt.
I have found a much better stash for my chocolate.
I have hidden it in my tummy!
Maybe if they had spent less time fighting and more time...............oh, I don't know, possibly CLEANING UP THAT BIG MESS IN THE FAMILY ROOM, I might have felt like sharing the chocolate with them.
Too bad for them.
The kids have been out of school for just over a week now, and the newness of the situation has worn off. While I do enjoy the opportunity to sleep in each morning, certain signs of boredom amongst my children are beginning to emerge.
Top ten signs that my children are bored
#10. They actually helped me clean out the storage room.
#9. Two words "Spongebob Marathon"
#8. Brielle spent about 20 minutes covering her face with an entire roll of tape.
#7. Using blankets and chairs, they have built a tent city in the family room.
#6. They are coming up with new ways to insult each other.
"Mom, they told me my room smells like a dead pig!"
#5. They are commenting on my blog.
#4. CJ (my computer genius) created a new program for the computer.
It's called "Noise maker"
It makes noise.
Because apparently we don't have enough noise in our house.
#2. I have heard the phrase "Mom, please make him stop coughing on my feet!"
And the #1 sign that my kids are bored............
They made this!