I don't have to get busy making breakfasts and lunch for Ian. I don't have to turn all of the lights on in the classroom and get it ready for the children. I don't have to rush to shower and get dressed with enough time to allow Ian to do the same as I do during the work week. I can hang around in my pjs (if I don't walk) or my workout clothes if I do and enjoy another cup of coffee, hang with Ari and whomever else happens to be awake and just let the morning unfold as it will. Our children are not "organized sport" kids. (selfishly we're COMPLETELY fine with this!!) I listen to lots of other parents who are on the various fields for soccer, football, lacrosse, etc as early as 8 am on the weekends and as late as 9 on the weekdays for all of their children's various sport practices and games and I feel so grateful that I'm not a part of it! Believe me, if my children wanted to play a sport I'd be more than happy to encourage them to do so. I don't think that 8 am is acceptable on the weekend days - as that, to us, is sacred family time nor do I feel that anything past 7 pm on a weeknight is acceptable this is all strictly my opinion however and I am well aware that I am in the minority on this! (climbing down off of my soapbox now! ;)
We move through the day completing errands, spending time outside and doing things that need to be done around the house. Today Kendall happened to have sewing in the morning as she and I have our mother/daughter book club on Monday night when she usually has sewing. This evening she has a costume birthday party for some homeschool friends of hers. And Sunday we're heading to a local state park to take part in a mansion tour and then over to my in-laws house to celebrate my MIL's birthday!! We're looking very forward to all of it! Today I walked with Ari and Katie very early and then Kendall, Ari and I walked again in the early afternoon while Ian and Ty did yard work and went to the dump. (fun boy stuff! lol!) I honestly don't think I know where the dump is in my town and I've lived her for 17 years! ha!! To me, that's boy work!
|shelled, roasted and chopped!|
|the perks of being a chef!|
|ready for the toppings!!|
|walking, walking, walking!|
|the cooled, cut and finished product!|
|Kendall learned how to use a microplane today!!!|
|cooled and cut!! YUMMY!!!|
Until next time!