Step 1 Send you sweet boys, including your youngest, to school all day and spend the days alone for the first time in almost 11 years.
Step 2 Begin 3 boys in 3 sports that have practice times and game times that overlap, making it humanly impossible to to physically transport them in time without the use of that human transporter thing in Star Trek. (don't get me started on trying to also squeeze in homework, dinner, and baths)
Step 3 Plan a trip out of the country for the first time in your life while you are all still getting used to this schedule.
Step 4 Have no idea how the second half of your trip is being covered when it comes to child care.
Step 5 Realize 6 days before you leave that your Last Will and Testament is hopelessly out of date (meaning that 2 of your 3 children are not even mentioned in it) and try to draft up something on the fly while searching for a notary.
Okay, I'm busted. I'm not ready for Tutorial Tuesday this week with all my trip preparations and my stress level is high. Isn't this fun that you know about my trip ahead of time? I usually sneak off so the big bad robbers don't steal my favorite TV while I'm gone, but this time I'm leaving an arsenal protecting my kids, dog and house. So, we're all planning together. It might be fun if I hadn't developed a stress ulcer in the past week and wasn't crying at the drop of a hat.
So, here's the scoop, we've all been waiting for "the speech" and we can watch that instead of working on some fun crafty project together for one week. Is that okay? And next week, while I'm gone, we're having a PARTY! A linky one! Won't it be fun? You can come up with something good and link up here to send all my lost tutorial expecting readers scurrying off to view your own offerings. It's a deal!