Yikes! I didn't mean to have more kids.....2 or 3 is plenty
I was still pretty groggy from having puppies in the middle of the night with a couple naps through the day....When my older 2 were little, I had anywhere from 3 to 15 kids every weekend while their parents went out for the night. The kids arrived ~7pm, had dinner, played a game (usually hide/seek or color experiments) then lights out with a movie so all the kids were laying down by 11pm. Most woke up by 9am to eat breakfast then left by 11am so I pretty much got the night to myself, made a little money on the side and everyone was happy...nowadays, I am lucky to get my boys to stay in bed by 2am.
Summers are easier as we all lose track of time with a lot more activities available to us whereas this time of year we are still in winter so they are tired of playing board/video games, don't want to be outdoors unless they have to, constantly hungry, picking on each other being bored and watching me like a hawk in fear they may miss something...i'll be down to 1 come May so part of me is trying to appreciate the time while we have it yet another part is screaming for them to get lost for a day