Friday, April 15, 2011


Mayhem takes only three days to materialize in my house. Since I chose to squander my time away on things other than nagging, reminding, cleaning and threatening, I have only myself to blame.

I've learned the following:

Rio doesn't have a problem sitting on top of the kitchen table, rummaging through piles of unfolded laundry to find something decent to wear.

Amaya is content with consuming tuna straight from the can to get out of washing a dish, and avoid unloading the dishwasher.

It's easier for my family to wear shoes in the house than pick up the broom to sweep.

Why make the beds? We're going to sleep in them anyway.

I could go on, but I think there's a clear visual of where I'm at. 

"Are you coming to soccer practice?" My husband asked.

"No! Have you noticed the house?" I did my best Vanna White impression.  "I have to clean!"

He shrugged his shoulders, impervious to the chaos.



  1. I'm glad you had the same week I did!

  2. I know the feeling Nikki . . . :)
    I hope you got the mayhem under control.
    Controlled chaos is what I live in lately.

  3. Your kids are beautiful and I LOVE the pictures!!! Plus, I love your voice when writing.... and the honesty =) I'm a new follower, come say hi at

  4. Love this post. Orderly chaos is better than having no kids around and living in the desert.
    Trust me, I speak from experience.

  5. Yes. Men never seem to notice chaos, mayhem, cleaning. I could go on!

    Loved this post and glad to have met you through A to Z.

    Ellie Garratt

  6. could be married tro an anal retentive Monk who notices every speck of dirt in every corner.

  7. My husband is the opposite...he is super neat. I fall somewhere in between which I think is a good place to be : )

  8. It's the same here. I wish I had answers for you.

  9. Hahaha! Chaos - seems to be what every mother and wife live with.

    I do admit though I don't see why I have to make my bed when I'm just going to get into it and mess it up again!