I think I've found it!
Sister moved to a new house this weekend so Mom and Dad and I shared the responsibility of keeping her girls during the move. My parents picked them up from school on Friday and kept them two nights (they came to my house to play during the day some) and last night they slept here. I'm taking them to the their new house this morning.
So, Sunday nights at our house go like this: We feed the girls a snack at 4:00 or so and a little after 5:00, we all leave for the church. S leads Bible study at our church on Sunday nights so he has to set up tables, make coffee, copies, etc. I teach the children on Sunday nights so I have to set up, make copies, get my supplies together, etc. There just isn't enough time to eat supper beforehand so we usually end up getting fast food on the way home because it's nearly 8:00 by the time we eat on Sunday nights.
But YESTERDAY, because I had four kids with me, I spent my afternoon cooking and chopping everything for Chipotle-at-home burritos and putting all the ingredients in little bowls. Everything was in the fridge waiting for us when we got home. I also set the table before we left, had the girls lay out their pajamas, and had all the beds ready.
So, the secret to organization? Have more kids.
It'll instantly force you to get more organized.
What do you think of my theory? :)
Today, I'll be feeding all four of them, overseeing dressing and hair, enforcing toy pick-up, packing them to go home, and then driving them there. (It's about an hour away) The house will probably be cold since the power hasn't been turned on yet so we need to dress in layers. My goal is just to help sister get stuff ready enough that they can smoothly walk out the door for work/school tomorrow morning.
So we get the day off of school like everyone else although I had not planned to take it. I haven't heard any complaints.
OK--my newly organized self is off to shower and begin this long, arduous, process of suppressing the giggling and screaming so that productivity can reign.