In My Opinion
I won't go any farther in my political dissatisfaction, but those two separate things really got me thinking, especially as I have a "sick" child at home today from school. He is one of my more energetic and imaginative children and despite vomitting all through the wee hours of the morning, and not feeling great for most of the morning, the summer weather that we're having right now makes it difficult for anyone to sit still. If I was sure he was not going to throw up again, I would surely take him back to school. AGAIN...I feel it necessary to add that I am not one of those parents who happily sends my children to school so I don't have to deal with them, however, this is a change to our routine in the middle of the week, and I have certainly been doing a lot of following, chasing and cleaning up.
The idea of inconvenience popped into my head as I was cleaning out my refrigerator. How does something get sooo dirty in so little time?? If only containers could have the proper lids, if food could be stored in proper containers, if cartons could get wiped off before being placed on a shelf...if spills could get wiped up rather than just covered up...it would be so much more convenient. Same with the sand in the bathtub and under my feet since the 80 weather has beckoned kids back out to the sandbox...and the shoes that somehow never find their proper resting place, or towels that lie in a wet heap on the floor, or...the list is rather endless. None of it is convenient. I would truly love to live in a quiet, clean, well-organized home, but not enough to erase my current life.