Every experienced parent knows that when it becomes unusually quiet in the house it is almost always because mischief making is in process. This is even more true when more than one child is involved. Because if there's only one, chances are much, much higher that the calm is due to falling asleep. When there are two, you just know that they are getting into trouble.
This type of eerie silence descended upon my home one morning last week. Chloe and Sophie had been their usual noisy selves all morning, but while I was doing laundry I noticed it had all stopped. When I discovered what they were doing, I was pretty much relieved because nothing was broken, the mess wasn't too horrible and at least they got into somewhat healthy food instead of finding the stash of cookies, candy or fruit snacks. Although they did use over half of a bottle of ranch dressing, wasted most of the carrots in the fridge and caused me to have to re-mop what had been a sparkling kitchen a few minutes before.
Every parent also knows to take pictures of such events. So, even though these particular photos don't do justice to the ranchy mess that was my kitchen floor, that is exactly what I did.