The weeks are running into each other around here. I find myself content in our daily routines. I can see my girls are starting to become more settled into their home life than ever before.
Not having to rush each day to pack lunches, do homework, sign this sheet, fill out that and then get them to bed early to rise early…it’s so nice not to have all of that on our minds. Sure there are other engagements and responsibilities but life has slowed down so much that we look forward to busy days. And we look forward to quiet, calm days as well.
For instance, today was to be the coveted fall party at our pastor’s home where we all bring food and candy, sit by the bonfire and even take a hayride. It was canceled due to beautiful Indiana rain and cold. My middle daughter was so devastated. She was so bummed. She had the whole party planned as far as what she and her friends would do. I told her (and don’t even judge me) “when life throws you lemons, make lemonade” I know it’s so cliche. She looks at me and says, “Ooo I want lemonade”
So we played a riveting game of yahtzee followed by almost two hours of coloring. After that both little ones hung their heads upside down off the couch and laughed so hard as they imagined the ceiling on the floor and thier dad walking by on the ceiling. So good for their little brains. They said that it was a really good day after all. I told all three girls that in a month or so this will be one of them days we’ll look back on and wish we were back in it.
I like the slow life. The less hassle life. And I am watching my girls change because of it… for the good.
My newest thought…You know what’s better than reading a good novel? Writing a good novel. And that’s what I’ve set out to do. So you may not see me posting as much but I do read most that I follow.
Keto advice of the week. I miss crunchy food. I feel like a three month baby eating mushed up food with no CRUNCH!