I feel like I'm lost in a maze right now, somewhere very far from the finish mark. Yeah, probably in one of the deceptive dead ends Wesley intentionally makes (how rude). Kids are busy and I am so not on top of it as a manager of this household. Maybe it's cause I'm recovering from being AWOL with the flu last month. I broke out my parenting book library briefly last night cause as I returned spent from Scouts to a tornado of a home, I just thought "let's just turn off the lights and pretend this is all gone - let's go to bed, I'm worthless right now, but I might know where to begin in the morning..." It's just 8 kids' lives picked up and thrown down wherever, "who knows where, who cares!!! (2:09)" (start at 1:37, but that whole thing is great, maybe I'll listen to that today as I clean to help me laugh at my life). I told the kids "I am not doing a good job telling you what to do and what to clean, but is there a way that we could all get on the same page and YOU guys would want a clean house too? And do things to clean and make a nice home on your own? Cause I'm at a loss of how to do this - You guys are gone all day, Abi and Lily run around making messes, I can't clean this whole house on my own, I don't know how to be a parent, any tips kids?" I am so not on top of it and need serious parenting survival help.
Large Family Logistics
The Parenting Breakthrough
A House United
How to Talk so Kids Will Listen
And I know that all families are different, different sizes, different environments, what works for me in wintery Utah in a home wouldn't work for us in perfect weather Chile in an apartment. Still, if there's a book or blog where they just lay out their daily schedule and how they