I DID IT.
I am awesome.
I drove from Dallas to Phoenix - seventeen hours - by myself. With four kids. And we didn't just survive - we had fun doing it.
Also - it seemed to be a reflex reaction to everyone we encountered to say -
"Wow, you have your hands full!"
1) That implies that I am stressed. Overwhelmed. Beyond my capabalities. I am none of these things.
2) Even if I were stressed, overwhelmed, or beyond my capabilities, I do not want to be reminded of that fact. By you.
3) Shut up.
So here's some advice, world. Never, ever, say the aforementioned phrase. Because one day, I am going to snap, and you will get punched in the face.