Whew! What a day.
Quite a good day if I say so myself, but I'm just wondering how it's 10:30 at night already!
I'm in the throes of revamping the school-day agenda. We don't use a scheduled curriculum,
so I usually focus on several subjects for a portion of time (weeks/months) and then
transition to some others. We do Bible reading together and our three R's every day, but may
work on social studies or the sciences by turns.
It so happens that family life is ever-changing. It is dynamic. It is seasonal.
There are seasons in which I get more sleep; there are seasons I muddle through morning sickness.
There are seasons where I plan and make all the meals; and seasons where one of my children/students
take over breakfast prep and little brother feeding so I can feed the baby. Or shower.
Sometimes there are even seasons when I shower and get dressed before noon!
Life requires some flexibility. If we can't roll with the punches, we teach our children something
untrue: that we arefor the system.
I want them to understand that the system is there for us.
Our schedule, our lists, our lessons, and chapters are serving us and we use them to benefit our
quest for knowledge, for skill, and most importantly for the shaping of good character.
I find there are a lot of character lessons to be learned in the flexible moments we experience!
So today I tweak. Again. Still. What is working? Sometimes what is not working is a longer list...
or feels like it... or I need to look harder - maybe in another corner where success is hiding modestly
under the cloak of a victorious heart lesson.
Maybe even my heart.
What bliss is the day that runs like clockwork! Your people are dressed before reading commences,
you actually ate something yourself before that time. And fed the baby (never mind the shower - that
can come later). Your people remembered their chores, and even remembered to wipe little brother's
sticky hands before setting him on the loose!
The day when you planned ahead enough. When your dinner was already simmering on the stove at
noon, and the ones who were doing personal homework were (wonder of wonders) not distracting
each other! The little ones were even playing sweetly.
Why isn't this the day your nosy neighbors drops by. Or your mother-in-law. Why?!! This is that
"perfect" day for showing everyone you . can . do it!
Remind me to savor it, because I'm going to need a strong dose of recollection when tomorrow comes.
One thing pretty dependable is that days like that don't come two in a row.
But opportunity for my character to be stretched?...
...is probably just around the corner. ;-)
When I thought of being a mom, I never dreamed of THIS! ~Five heart melting smiles ~never getting tired of midnight feedings ~having all the answers ~not minding dirty faces ~enjoying watching the boys eat! ~falling in love with pigtails ~appreciating overalls ~appreciating a washing machine! ~wanting to do everything better ~falling in love a million times