so, I have rice from dinner stuck to the bottom of my socks, which is sticking my pant legs to my feet and my feet to the floor and it is annoying the snot out of me. So, while I am in this totally freaking agitated state of mind, I have a few questions for those of you who are doing this without losing your minds... how do you keep your kitchen table/chairs clean and uncrusted? Is there like a shellac or something? An 'anti-hand wiping sticky finger crusty hunks of debris that turns into cement and will not wipe off shellac"? cause I am ready to do away with the table and chairs all together and feed them off of bowls on the floor. while I eat in the closet. by myself. with chopsticks. and music. loud what does your evenings look like? Cause mine looks like chaos. If my dh is not here to play zone defense with me, all hell breaks loose around here, I am trying to make and clean up dinner, somebody had a tough day and is whining and complaining about it, oldest dd cannot find one single peaceful second or location in the house to do her homework, baby is trashing the place, the preschooler is harrasing everyone and I am ready to run for the hills. Like right now. Suggestions?