An Illinois mother of six recently took to Facebook to post a note to her husband before leaving for a weekend getaway with her friends.
In a Facebook post from Aug. 12, Meghan Oeser wished her husband "good luck" taking care of the couple's children while she was away.
She began by describing what it will be like for her husband when he comes home from work:
"Upon arriving home after work, things won't seem so bad. The others will hug, jump, and for the most part, be pretty excited to see you. This will be short lived. I promise ... The others will fight about anything and everything, with Quinn and Penny being the biggest instigators. It's most likely that Quinn will be (mad) about Penny wearing her Elsa dress, and Penny equally (mad) because Quinn will ONLY refer to her as Anna. Penny will also be fighting sleep, which I'll get to later."
And then she details what dinner will look like:
"Dinner will suck. Bailey will want pizza, while Harper will ask for hotdogs. Quinn will cry when you say the word hotdog, and will insist on Mac n cheese (but not the orange kind or the white kind, but the purple kind). We'll be fresh out of the purple kind, so she'll then ask for toast. You'll already have started making mac n cheese for Penny, but since she heard Quinn ask for toast, she'll also want that toast. You'll end up tossing the Mac n cheese because Bailey got the stomach flu 5 years ago after eating the orange kind, and Harper prefers the white kind. You'll also forget about Harper because her friend Lily 'unexpectedly' stopped by, so they went ripsticking down the street. Everyone will eat cereal for dinner, and Lily will come inside for a bandaid."
Plus, she writes, there will be barely any quiet time or time to sleep:
"You'll want to sit down and relax after dinner/breakfast, but I'm warning you against this. It will get quiet...REAL quiet. This is when you'll realize that the threenager has fallen asleep somewhere. Do NOT let the threenager fall asleep ... She will be wide awake until at least 1:30 a.m. if you're not careful. Given your 9:30 bedtime and 5 a.m. wake up, this is less than ideal."
And when it's time for bed?
"(Forget) pajamas. Don't even ATTEMPT anything but a nightgown for Penny. And if you cannot find a nightgown for Penny, keep looking. She'll ask for her Minnie Mouse nightgown, but once you put it on, she'll scream in agony because the sleeves are CLEARLY ripping her arms off. Just find her Elsa one. Chances are, it's dirty, but so what... so is she. I can't remember the last time I put soap to that one."
Oeser goes on to explain each child's sleeping arrangements, saying one will likely fall asleep beside her husband on the couch, but "you may as well sleep next to Evander Holyfield."
A week later, Oeser responded on Facebook, referencing internet trolls that suggested he'd be better off "(juggling) knives with (his) face" and "(living) in a dumpster with a family of raccoons."
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