living, lately

Things at our house are generally relaxed and happy, with plenty of normal daily challenges.  I mean, most weeks we do a lot of pin-the-tail-on-the-donkeying our way through parenting. 
I definitely lean toward structure and order, mostly to try to avoid complete chaos.  But still, sometimes I get confused and consider chaos to be a busy schedule or an active child, to be the overturned dress up bin and the oven timer and the empty fuel gauge.  Chaos is when a family member dies.  What these kids are doing is really living.

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