I’m reading fiction again for the first time in a few months. ^_^ It’s a book by Elizabeth Berg and I’m enjoying it. I generally only read a few chapters per evening but hey, it’s better than nothing! Her books are really introspective, which is wonderful and sort of a downer at the same time. lol This one’s called Tapestry of Fortunes. And yes, that bowl of cereal was eaten one evening as I read because the baby wanted it! ;)
I’ve realized that I am still struggling with balancing homeschooling and homemaking. I seem to be fantastic at one while fumbling with the other. Or, by some miracle, I am rocking both yet not spending ANY time doing anything fun with the kids (it’s “all business,” and that’s not good for any of us). I read a post this morning that encouraged me, check it out on Simple Life by the Sea. I need to implement some of her techniques because I do think they could help. She has five kids so she knows just how frazzled a mama can become by all the schooling and housework.
One issue I’m having as of late is my frustration with the clutter sweet, little Elizabeth makes. She’s at the stage where she empties things onto the floor, and has not yet moved onto the stage of returning them to container/shelf. It drives me crazy. I know it’s normal and all part of healthy development but OHHH, I don’t like ALL the Lego Duplos to be scattered over the entire living room!!! O_O So, I end up spending way too much time every day tidying instead of doing worthwhile activities. I need to somehow not let it bother me!
I think as our outing tomorrow, I’m going to take the kids to a mall that we haven’t been to in a long time. Stephen is more than likely not going to come with us; he’s had a long week and I’m sure he needs a day just to relax. It’s going to be extra hot tomorrow so we need to be inside, and a mall is fun as long as window shopping doesn’t make us unhappy. I’m not sure how that will go, to be honest. :P
How’s your weekend going?