Youthful patience
Friday, we were to get up, clean the house and pack to go to grandma's house. The children were quite excited, which always results in frustration for everyone.

To find a toy, they dumped three toy boxes. To pack, they emptied three drawers. By noon, I was exhausted and further behind than when I woke up. Excited children, at least around here, result in messes which multiply faster than I can possibly keep up.

I tried to contain some of the damage with a movie, but that didn't work out so well. But then about 2PM, they decided it was time to go. Everyone went out to the car to buckle themselves in.

And they waited.

And waited.

And came in for a few potty breaks, but mostly they waited.

They waited until we left at about 6:30. But at least I was finally able to get the house straightened up without interruption. Thankfully, it was a wonderfully cool day, and Bug and L. E. Fant both took their naps in the breeze.

You don't think they were happy to visit Grandma and Grandpa, do you?