Help – verb
1. to give or provide what is necessary to accomplish a task or satisfy a need; contribute strength or means to; render assistance to; cooperate effectively with; aid; assist: He planned to help me with my work. Let me help you with those packages.
2. to save; rescue; succor: Help me, I’m falling!
3. to make easier or less difficult; contribute to; facilitate: The exercise of restraint is certain to help the achievement of peace.
Today I feel crazy. Yes I posted this morning mushy things of an uplifting nature but the day has turned into a swirling vortex of entropy. Chaos personified. I am helpless to control it. So what am I going to do you ask? Put all of the entropy filled children to bed. Not sure what they ate at school in addition to the lunch I sent, and of course 3 of them were with me so I am sure I have only myself to blame. But these kids are nuts tonight! Crying and fighting. For no reason. It is the end. I will put them all to bed and harness the chaos into sleeping children.
It must be done for the good of my sanity. And Lord knows no child has died from going to bed early. So in 5 minutes (it is 7:25pm) The children are going to bed so that I may complete the work they have prevented me from doing all day. Then when that work is complete and I feel briefly accomplished I can go to sleep or fold laundry. I really need to fold the last load and be done with it.
So as I get ready to lay the kids down, and get all productive on the evening I ask you all to remember that bedtime is secretly parent salvation. Embrace it.