A moment of brevity. Or insanity. Call it what you will.
This morning we woke to a blanket of heavy wet snow. School was delayed for two hours.
Two of my children were upstairs and clogged the toilet because apparently it requires an entire roll of toilet paper each to take care of things. Whatever. The plunger and I are well acquainted. Except it didn't unclog and the water level rose dangerously close to the top of the rim. I ordered everyone to keep out of the bathroom for the time being.
I returned downstairs to my cup of coffee and freshly baked scone and gazed at the glittering tree tops. Meanwhile, the two perpeptrators decided it would be funny to flush the toilet again on purpose so it would flood onto the floor.
Cue sound effects. Mother swears and screams wildly for ten minutes. Children cry.
The older child says later, after my eyes stopped glowing red, "someday you will laugh about this." I'm hardpressed to see the humor here, but I think it's good to perserve the moment--to record it so I won't forget, years from now, the fullness of my parenting experience.
I must now go santize my bathroom floor. I hope your day didn't start, well, quite so shitty.
PS - There will be no picture to accompany this post for obvious reasons.