Julie and family arrive Tuesday evening, Margo and family Thursday morning. Wednesday night some random grouping of my children will be sleeping over at their grandparents' with Julie and crew. Thursday will bring waffles, parade, play, cooking, and turkey. Hopefully it will bring less drama than last year when Feivel got lost.
Right now though I'm just very depressed. Any one thing might be manageable, but it's just too much: kids behaviors are not unique in a vacuum, they're experienced cumulatively and simultaneously. So are other peoples' comments and feedback and opinions. Along with those come all the other things going on and it's snowballed into an avalanche I can't avoid. I've really emotionally had it and am completely worn out. I don't need anyone else telling me what I'm doing wrong in any one area unless they personally plan to step in and fix that area, and fix it in the context of our whole set of lives and our household.
Sorry to be a downer. Hopefully the rest of the week will bring photos of pretty knitwear and yummy baked goods.