All was peeping in the house
The iPhone chirped with unanswered texts
The dog was howling (again)
The third load of laundry was done for the night
The daughter was wanting her 9 pm snack
The son was wailing for mommy (again)
The husband was handing his wife some Ativan, saying--
"Let's not do this again."
Remembering that asking for the white picket fence, two kids, a dog, a hubby and a full-time engineering career may have been a bit much.