Time needed to prepare dinner for seven: 2 days with prep time.
Time available: 6 hours.
Cooking time for that one side dish that you inevitably forget to serve (inevitably family favorite): 2 hours.
Number of times freaked out due to various reasons: let's not go there.
Number of "Thank you, L-rd" said over your family's tardiness: 1 per each minute of lateness.
Forcing your younger single brother to listen to your parenting challenges: Priceless.
Feeling vindicated after your younger brother (probably under the influence of alcohol, which in turn was consumed in excess to drown your oversharing of parenting challenges) confesses that you were treated much stricter than him due to your more advanced age and supposedly higher wisdom that comes with it: Even more priceless.
Observing your mother's reaction to his confession: Heh, heh, priceless!
Realizing a few hours later that you are repeating the pattern: Also priceless, but in a different sort of way.
Calling Mom and commiserating together on the challenges of parenting and ungrateful kids: Yep, truly and honestly priceless.