I just managed to make two peach pies without any "help". The children happened to start a paper craft project in the other room that was so exciting, no one noticed what I was doing. So I had a good 1.5 hrs of free time in my head. Ya know, where entire thoughts can complete themselves. I solved many a household problem, several problems in David's business, and contemplated totally frivolous ideas. All with busy hands, lots of noise, and flour everywhere. Its amazing what a lady can accomplish when the chitter-chatter and brain space of 2-7 girls is suddenly freed-up.