I was terribly wrong.
Not only did I not have all of the dirty clothes in the laundry room (much less washed, dried, and folded), but I was going to be up LATE doing the laundry so it would be done before we left for our trip.
Indeed, here it is, 11 o'clock at night and I still have two loads to go. I also need to pack breakfast and lunch for eight people (that's sixteen sack meals, if you need help). This was work that should have been done this afternoon when I was, instead, cleaning closets and sorting clothes.
We leave for the airport at 3:30 in the morning.
To the credit of the children, there has been massive repenting and heartfelt apologies. Also, the blame is not shared by all of the children. I will not specify the offenders because I love them and do not believe in public humiliation. The end.
You know, in case you thought my house was filled with sunshine and tulips all the livelong day.