Well, today is officially a week since our oldest last went to school. We’ve survived! Woo hoo! After going to the grocery yesterday and picking up a few things I knew I’d need to prepare meals for a while, I feel more relieved today. After the storms last night we had warm weather this morning, so we were able to go for a walk and open the windows most of the day today. This was handy considering the dog ran from me and peed behind the couch at 5 am after I had been up with him since 3 am because of the storms. Yeah… he’s my favorite. Moving couches and hardcore cleaning carpet is what I always want to do at 5 am after being up all night.
I digress… the tiny people ate their lunches and healthy snacks (minus the Reese’s Pieces) all day, our oldest did his school work (reluctantly, but we tried to make it fun, so he enjoyed it), I made dinner that EVERYONE actually ate (here’s the recipe if you need an easy crowd pleaser!). The youngest actually had three bowls and I had time to make brownies with the oldest after dinner.
I was able to get 4 loads of laundry done and most of it folded and put away, which usually takes at least a week to do. The youngest refused to take a nap, but eventually passed out and I was able to get nearly half a day of work done while the oldest did some school work and made up his own art projects to do. There was a lot of coffee today. A LOT of coffee.
I’m starting to feel sad. Not about not being able to go anywhere, but that life isn’t just normally this way. This is how it should be. Not too rushed, enjoying time with kids, and just taking things as they come. No rushing to get the oldest on the bus, then the youngest to the grandparents, run to a store on the way to work, rush to get the oldest off the bus, pick up the youngest, wonder how I’m ever going to be able to get dinner finished before people starve to death or heck… just pick up dinner every night.
I actually love cooking and baking, but I hate cleaning up because every evening is so rushed after school, work, homework, and the list goes on and on. Simple is best. Simple allows us to take it all in. I’m a creature of habit and hate change, but this change… this change is good.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”