Ok, must join in... I'm one of those mom's that stays up late after the kids are in bed. Yawn!!! Usually bedtime is around midnight or later depending on the project and if I had a chance to bake and at least crumb coat anything.
I'm a SAHM with 4 kids, a 6 1/2 year old, a just turned 5 year old, a just turned 3 year old, and an 18 month old that thinks she's up there with the 3 year old. Anyway, if I try to deco with them around I must have a separate bowl of icing for the little ones so I can dip spoons in over and over so they can have their 'lick mommy, lick... ' but then I feel bad because I'm giving them so much sugar, yet I keep some of my sanity. My 6 1/2 year old can't wait for the cake as he dislikes icing... he wants all my cake trimmings! My 5 year old, she only gets upset when she doesn't get the beater to lick off, then it's fight between her and the 3 year old. The 18 month old just sneaks in to swipe whatever she can,.. but somehow I've been lucky (knock on wood) that they haven't gotten a cake yet. However my 6 1/2 year old was throwing a ball in the house (mini-football), which is against the house rules... and I caught it just before it landed in one of my cakes. I'd love to say he's learned about not throwing the ball in the house but he hasn't, but he does stay clear when I'm decorating the cakes.
That's it for my horror stories... I count my blessings after reading some of these posts,.. all four of them!
I feel for all of us moms! I'm right there with you ladies! I guess we just have to hang in there. My MIL always says 'This too shall pass.' and she's right.