Some days we love it, some days we pull our hair out.
Some days there are minimal fights, other days… well you all know how those days are.
Nov & Dec were just unbelievably busy, I was so ready for a break, and now I’ve got one.
So far Jan. has been it. It’s another “do nothing” week around here, well, as ‘do nothing’ as a Mom can get. The only time we leave the house is for church or to go get a few groceries. I’m scrap-booking, pickin’ up after kids, trying to think of something for supper before 5 pm, doing mounds of laundry, and just enjoying it, enjoying staying home. Could handle a coffee break with the girls, maybe I should have one here sometime. Anyone?
Christmas was good. Very good. We went out to IN and spent a few days there.
Grandma made all the kiddos a blanket. Lance can’t smile around the wad of candy he has in his mouth!
It was loud and wild and lots of fun. Some times we wonder who is the loudest, the kids or the grown men!
Once we came home, things were pretty much do as you please around here. If you wanted to eat something, find it and eat it. Go to bed when you are tired. Get up and find your own breakfast. Thankfully D was sleeping later then his usual 7am so we could sleep in too. Things were a bit chaotic at times, but all was well, we were on vacation. Use your imagination as to what all happened in those waking hours.
The girls, in all their imagining glory, were at the beach one evening, running around here in swimsuits! I wasn’t paying to much attention to them, told them to take a bath, heard the water start, so I thought all was good.
Lo and behold, they were in the tub with swimsuits on.
He has been busy.
If he’s quiet, go look.
This morning alone he played with my serger and tangled the thread, dumped orange juice, emptied drawers, played with flash lights, cleaned out a pantry shelf, and occasionally picked up a toy. Now he’s in bed.
He got into the games this round!! And was in his glory.
He splashed all over and made a huge mess. I just ignored it.
His “Indian playing” sister came by and helped for awhile.
(Did you know Indians wear monkey pants? They most certainly don’t wear shirts!)
When she left and I turned around…
This is what had happened.
Never been happier.
And then we had snow… to much snow for the non-snow lover.
So life continues… and I try and relax and enjoy it as much as possible.
As they say, One day you’ll miss it. I will?
Some days I get so weary of it all.
The usual aggravation continues as well! One of these day I have a feeling he’ll get her back and then we’ll see how funny she thinks it is.
Yes, he’s on top of the table eating cereal out of the bag!
He was having a party, until…
Amid all the fighting, crying, food making, problem solving and laundry…
some days I wonder if I’ll make it.
I wonder why I try.
I wonder if it’s worth it.
I get so tired of it all.
So tired of the discipline, correcting, helping….
I just want some ME time.
Then I read this quote on Clarita’s site and decided I needed to read it every day.
So I made this, printed it and now have it hanging on my refrigerator so that I am sure to see it.
Amber had some good thoughts this morning that I needed to hear also.
“Lord, help me be the Mom I need to be, to be cheerful while doing it. Help me to give for them willingly and to remember it’s a work for eternity, it’s a work that will live on.”