Mom is unpacking! That's REALLY everyday life with six children

"It's almost noon, just start drinking."

Meghan Maza Oeser is the mother of six children. Like many mothers, she is looking forward to a well-deserved weekend with her friends. As a parting, she left her husband with a letter.

This letter was now over 50 on Facebook.Shared 000 times. It is not the standard "I will miss you" letter one would expect. Meghan Maza Oeser wrote a brutally honest letter about life with her six children so that her husband (and the rest of the world) knows exactly what he's getting into.


The letter begins harmlessly:

Dear husband, I write this out of love - not out of fear. I wanted to go over a few things with you before you go out with the others this weekend.

With 'the others ' Meghan Maza Oeser apparently means her children. They are often referred to as that in the letter when Meghan does not specify which child she is talking about. Then it begins with a chronological sequence:

When you get home from work, you will think things are not so bad after all. The others will jump, hug you and for the most part be very happy to see you. It doesn't last long... promised.

Then Meghan Maza Oeser goes into detail. Everyday life with six children explained step by step.


Dinner is going to be bad. Bailey will want pizza while Harper will want hot dogs. Quinn will cry when she just hears the word 'Hotdog ' and insists on Mac 'n Cheese (but not the orange or the white, but the purple variety). The kind we don't have anymore. That's why she'll want toast afterwards. You'll have started making Mac 'n Cheese for Penny by then, but after Penny hears Quinn asking for toast, she'll want toast too.

Then she continues with bedtime. She rings it in with the words: "Good luck ".

Pajamas. Fuck pajamas. Don't even try to put on anything other than a nightgown for Penny. And if you can't find one, keep fucking looking. She'll ask about her Minnie Mouse nightgown, but once you put it on her she'll scream like a stick because the sleeves of the nightgown are obviously ripping out her arms. Just look for her Elsa nightgown. It's probably awfully dirty, but what the heck... is Penny too.

Breakfast doesn't seem to be for the faint of heart in her family either.


Breakfast. Ha! Just as fun as dinner... maybe it's even worse. Drink coffee. Lots of coffee. You will need that. Penny might want cereal or toast. But whatever you do: let them choose their own spoon! Otherwise, the chances are that Quinn has the ultimate spoon and Penny will convince you you gave her the shitty spoon in the house.

Even if the letter ends with "kiss your wife ", it is not clear whether her husband did not panic after receiving this message or whether he simply started drinking. On her advice, "It's almost noon, just start drinking."