I’ve learned a few valuable lessons this week.

1. Do not assume that your three year old is correct when she tells you that “thing” on the floor is a bug. Do not assume it will move when you tell her to poke it with her toy. It is not a bug. It is dog poop.

2. Do not assume that managing two important parties and a major church outreach within one month of each other is a good idea. It is not. It is likely to make you yell at your children and be accused of having PMS. Which you DO NOT HAVE.

3. Do not assume that “fake firing” yourself a la Michael Scott, will actually work. It will not. You will still have to take the kids to school tomorrow and finish scrubbing toilets.

Please, allow my folly to be your gain.