I. really. cannot. complain.
This is true, and we count our many blessing, yet we still find ourselves in a bit of a funk lately. Our schedule has been turned somewhat upside-down, with needing to run for several appointments per week. The dandy schedule I was so in love with of (sing along with me...) ...morning routines, breakfast, morning chores, lessons, lunch, tot naps, afternoon lessons....has fallen apart, and we all find ourselves with a hefty case of spring fever on the side. The Picky Monster has also crept in a bit. Do you know him? He manifests in brothers picking on brothers, and brothers being reluctant to show grace toward brothers, and mother playing Army Sergeant to said brothers, and subsequently, brothers AND mother in picky, malcontent. I've been fighting against this Monster all week, praying all throughout the day, and singing this song at the top of my lungs at times to keep my mouth from saying anything less...umm...holy.
"LORD HAVE MERCY!"
This morning as I
"Oh look! He's using all dots! That's like Monet!
"Oh no....not Monet, he used watercolors...you're thinking Niebrugge."
"You guys? When I grow up I'm gonna have a whole room just for ALL my art stuff."
"You mean like an art studio?"
"YES! I'm gonna have an art studio."
"HEY GUYS! We should see if Mommy & Daddy would take us clamming this spring!"
(insert chorus of YES!!!)
"I just LOVE doing this. I just want to learn as much as I can about sea creatures. I mean, I just always spend my time studying about all sorts of historical figures..but I really should also spend some of my time learning about sea creatures."
I do believe I saw the Picky Monster, bags packed, heading out the back door.
The coolest thing about doing projects, is that while we're all using the same materials, and following the same instructions, we get such wonderfully different results. LOVE THAT.
So as you can see, my wonderful husband was right when he responded to one of my recent please- help-me-gain-my-sanity-e-mails: "Remember