Monday - Wednesday here's my schedule:
6:30am - Emma wakes up. The crying & screaming for no reason begins.
7:30am - Andy wakes up. The crying & screaming for no reason begins.
8:00am - Joey wakes up. He's well-behaved.
9:00am - The crying and screaming finally subsides.
All throughout the day - I'm constantly harassed for something to eat. If I give in to one, they all want the same thing.
All throughout the day - Emma and Andy fight over cups.
Lunch time - They all have to have exactly the same thing. If one has something that the others don't, they start screaming.
I get some peace between 11:30 and 1:30 (sometimes later) while the younger ones are in bed.
1:30 - 3:30 - More screaming for no apparent reason.
After Julie gets home she takes over a bit but I can't rely on her to take 100% of the load.
I'm burned out. These little 2-day and 3-day vacations aren't cutting it. I need 2 weeks away.
Not gonna happen.