Luckily, things came together fast with the paperwork, but it was at the expense of letting the kids trash the house. My usual living room clean-up was looking daunting. I realized that we've been letting the toys build up in the living room for some time. It was time for me to de-clutter and take a large percentage of them back to the bedrooms where they belong.
I don't mind some toys in the living room, but I don't want a lot here. They were scattered all over the floor, too. After the toys were re-organized, I spent a few more minutes cleaning up the coffee table. Several books had migrated here from the bookcases and needed to be put away. I left a few out for each kid.
My busy day isn't over yet. I've got to make dinner, clean up the kitchen and then go to a meeting at the school. It's supposed to be bath night for the kids, too. I'm not sure we'll get that in tonight. I'm thinking it can wait another day.