...over the past ten days, your child has become so accustomed to finding his underwear in a laundry basket full of clean clothes that he doesn't even look in the bottom drawer anymore to see if they're stacked up there as per usual routine.
...you haven't cleaned up the kitchen properly since lunch time...yesterday.
...other than serving utensils and steak knives, there is not a single piece of clean flatware to be found in the cutlery drawer - every piece is either dirty or in the dishwasher, which is full of clean dishes and has been waiting to be emptied since lunch time...yesterday.
...you can't find an available laundry basket to carry dirty clothes down from the bedrooms to the laundry room because they're already full - of clean clothes that have been waiting for days to be folded and put away.
...your kid slept on an air mattress last night because the sheets you stripped off the bed (yesterday) didn't make it back on to the bed after being run through the washer and dryer, and your kid thought it would be fun to blow up the air mattress and sleep there instead.
...you spend about fifteen minutes reading one page of a novel, then give up and turn back to the attachment-in-adoption volume you've been working through.
...you wake up in the middle of the night, grateful for a king size bed because you can envision a day coming when there'll be five of you in it.
...the fruit bowl you usually keep stocked with washed and ready-to-eat fruit has deteriorated into a cardboard box of oranges sitting on the counter.
...your mail box is crammed full of the letters you haven't bothered to pull out in days, and you don't even care because dealing with them just doesn't seem worth the mental energy that would be better spent thinking about your children.
...you wonder where the last fifteen minutes have gone, only to realize that you've spent a quarter of an hour staring sightlessly out the window, just thinking.
...you can't believe it's already Thursday, because you've only done one day of real homeschooling this week and, well, last week was spring break, so not much got done then either.
...you took your kid to Tim Horton's for lunch yesterday, not for any special reason, but just because you didn't feel like putting effort into making lunch. (After all, it might cause more mess in the kitchen!)
Seriously, folks, I have to give my head a shake and get back to living my normal life; ever since we got the news about passing court, things have just gone downhill around here as I wander around aimlessly, thinking about dreams that come true!