I’ve tried to pack for our vacation,
I have all the essential items to keep the kids occupied on the drive
Sitting in the utility room, waiting to be put in the car organizer,
But every time I try to pack the waiting clothes,
“Mommy! He bit me!”
“Mommy, there’s lotion on the floor…”
“Mommy, where are you?”
“Mommy, I’m hungry…”
It never fails.
I will try again tonight, once they are fast asleep,
and the dog has laid upon the clothes enough to sufficiently cover them with fur —
Although, by then, the list of things needing done will have grown,
And my patience will be gone –
Since as I type this my daughter has brought me the screws that are supposed to be holding up her curtain rod.
I guess I know what is being added to my “to do” list.