I woke up at 4 a.m. this morning because Zeca bellowed for a drink of water. I got her a drink of water and returned to bed but couldn't go back to sleep. I eventually got our of bed and we got both kids up and ready for the day. We dropped the kids off at a friend's house. We had our parent teacher conferences this morning and were done by 9:30 a.m. Then, in a moment of grandiose thinking, I decided to take both kids to Michael's to buy beads to make Christmas ornaments. I realized the error in judgement the very moment I walked into the store and realized that I was outnumbered and the carts were too small for the kids to ride in comfortably. I spent the next hour removing items Zeca had thrown in the cart and telling Miguel "no, we are not getting that". It's amazing that we all got out alive. We grabbed some lunch and then, in another moment of questionable judgement, I invited my friend to come over with three more children. That means that there were 5 children in the house, ages 7, 6, 4, 4, and 2. I realized this second error in judgement when children were screaming and fighting over Candyland and they had only been in the house for 10 minutes. We did manage to get everyone settled (Thank you Charlie Brown Christmas Special!). My friend left around 5 p.m. and we left shortly after that to a Bingo fundraiser for a friend's school. We got home around 8 p.m. and then had to get the kids in bed. At this very moment, Luisa is ironing and I am blogging. As I see the details of my day in print, I am no longer wondering why I am so tired.