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Recently I had a day that was a good example of the summer chaos. On this morning we went to a craft store so my kids could take an art class. My 3 oldest kids were able to create while I followed my toddler around the store picking up the destruction in her wake. Then we played outside with chalk. It was fun but only lasted about 20 minutes because it was so H-O-T and humid and I just couldn’t take it. After a nice nap and uneventful lunch, the chaos began.
Water, glass and glitter went all over. Sigh. So I grab the toddler who had little bare feet and call my oldest to come hold her. The snow globe tearfully got thrown away and I started sweeping up glass and glitter. I swept before trying to dry the floor because I was nervous about getting all the glass and didn’t know what order to go in. So after my first attempt at sweeping there is water and glitter spread further than it went on it’s own because I swept the whole kitchen to get the glass.
Then I grabbed paper towels and mopped up the water and as much of the glitter as I could. Bending down close to the floor to do this enabled me to see a lot more shards of glass I previously missed. I asked my oldest to grab the vacuum and we would vacuum the whole dining room and kitchen to see if we could get all the glass. Our vacuum failed us, and while it may have vacuumed up some glass, I was still finding some. I then went around the floor trying to pick up any shards I found and then swept for a second time.
I ended up breaking down and asking my husband to come home from work (it was only 20 minutes early). He got home and swept again. I was hoping his fresh eyes and brain would come up with another solution for getting the glass. After he was done, I found another shard. So now I’m having my kids wear their shoes in the dining room (GROSS, we are a non-shoe house). I’m just trying to survive at this day.