Me doing dishes: start to cry (I never cry!), finish dishes in sink so I can wash paint roller, accidently splash paint everywhere (all over clean dishes!) as I wash roller, redo dishes, cry harder!
Go up to daughter’s room: Cry in doorway, daughter looks alarmed and askes what’s wrong, I state that I can’t do this anymore, the house is a mess and I’m not getting chance to get my work done.
Daughter tries to calm me down: Sit down mum, let me get you some pineapple juice…
Me: cries harder whilst proclaiming that Tesco didn’t have any pineapple juice!!
Whilst this is now funny to me, it’s a stark reminder of how easy it is to run out of energy when we overdo things. The world is not perfect and it wasn’t necessary to get the house looking perfect before the guests arrived. It was clean and (fairly!) tidy, with quite a bit of stuff shoved in to the built in wardrobe, shhhhh!
I didn’t sleep well the night before we went to the airport (early morning!) to collect our visitors but I wasn’t sure why. By the time we got back from the airport I was exhausted from not sleeping well, and they were certainly exhausted from not sleeping well on the plane (or at all!), so we all went to bed haha!