So, I joked (half seriously) that it's THE BOYS!! All the chaos and mess that I struggle with every day. It's all their fault!
Then, this past weekend, my husband took our 2 daughters on a dads and dolls camping trip to the same camp. They had a fabulous time (check out the pics later of my brave girls on the ZIP LINE!).
BUT, guess what?
The boys and I had the best mother-son time! We went bowling, ate pizza, slept in a bit on Saturday morning, made biscuits from scratch+eggs+sausage breakfast together, CLEANED up the kitchen together, played an ENTIRE Monopoly game, and then watched a movie. It was delightful. And I marveled at how peaceful things were with just the boys, how easy it was, and how clean the house stayed for the 27 hours my husband and the girls were away! And then they came back and instantly it was mess and chaos.
Later that evening I told my husband how great a time I had with the boys and how I was all wrong that they were the source of all the mess and chaos. Then I joked to my husband that if it wasn't the girls and it wasn't the boys then maybe it was HIM! He was the source of the mess and chaos that I exert so much energy to contain in our household every day!
He countered with, "I don't think it's the boys or the girls. It's HAVING FOUR KIDS!"
Ah yes. THAT!
Here are pics from their camp adventures. First the boys, then the girls. I would be jealous of all the outdoor fun, except that both camping trips they slept in tents with temps in the 30s -- NO THANK YOU!