Yep. Everyone has drilled into my head that I must have a routine, be orgainized and transition them from one thing to the next. Well D-it I try. This morning is just a small example of how they sabotage everything I do, which then causes the chaos and the routine, organization and transtions just go out the window. This morning, I wake up early have my coffee and start packing their back packs. Then I place the back packs (with their jackets) at the front door. I then place the cat food and my gloves at the door (so I make one trip to the barn, and I don't forget to bring the new cat food). I then wake up difficult child, go dress easy child (while he's sleeping), go back to wake up difficult child. Have their breakfast on the table. Wait for them to come down fully dressed, and start eating. Give them their vit and medications, take mine. Go to take a shower, and tell them to brush their teeth while their done and before I'm out of the shower. So far, so good. Their done brushing their teeth, and I'm drying off. easy child then leaves the room, and within a minute comes back in summer clothes. I then tell him to put back on what I had him in. He leaves, I get dress, difficult child is chasing the cat and NOW the new cat food is a play thing for him. I tell him to to get his jacket on and go to the car, I call easy child. easy child never comes and I have to search for him in this huge house. Finally find him (under the bathroom sink in the summer clothes). I pull him out, re-dress him and take him to the door just to find that ALL the back packs and jackets are gone. I search the house for them, find them, and bring them back. Tell each boy to put them on, and get the car AGAIN. NOW I have to look for my keys, gloves and cat food (which I have now forgotten about). Find the keys and gloves, take my briefcase to the car, start the car and heater, go to the barn to feed horses and cats just to find out that I forgot the cat food. Return to the car, stop the car, open the house door, search for the cat food, find the food, lock the door, go back to the car, start the car, go back to the barn to feed the cats, go back to car and leave. This is a typical day. And I'm tired of everyone saying to me that our lives are chaos because I DON'T HAVE ROUTINE, ORGANIZATION, AND TRANSITION, because I do and they come along after me and undue EVERYTHING. Thanks for the rant.