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Friday, February 11, 2011

Better For the Break

I am a situational Homeschool Mom.  Our situation calls for me to homeschool, and so I do.  I'm not one of those, "it's the only way to do it, and I will do it well" people.  Apparently.  It has been one of the hardest, most humbling, and often humiliating (they see ALL my sins so much more closely) things I have ever done.  Lord willing it will be over at the end of this year.  Maybe not forever but at least for the next school year.

I spent this morning observing and helping in a classroom where I might have a job next year.  Now, it was a whirl-wind of a morning because I was also in charge of the Valentine's Day party in Patrick's class for the second half of the morning.  Plus I led bootcamp at 5:30am as well.  Needless to say it's 12:53pm, and I'm ready for the day to be over.

In the car on the way home from the school, I was concerned that there was so much more to do today; how will I have energy for home if it feels like I've spent the day's worth already?  But guess what??  I'm an extrovert.  Being with people actually GIVES me energy.  I'm more patient with the kids right now.  I'm laughing with them at their silliness instead of being annoyed by it.  The clean bowls that have been sitting on the cabinet daring me to put them away for 2 days now are in their places--somehow it's not a big deal to do it (and other chores) when I've had some distance from it all.

Very encouraging morning.  Tonight and tomorrow is a women's conference (for lack of a better word) at the church, and Brian has said he wants me to go to ALL of it!  That's about 2 hours tonight and 5 tomorrow. 

Lastly, the sun has returned after being gone for at least 2 or 3 weeks.  Although my house gets a good 5 degrees colder when I open the front drapes, it's so worth it today.  Let the sun shine in--face it with a grin.

This momma is definitely grinning today. 

1 comment:

  1. I really like this post. I'm the same way, calmer and more tolerant, after I have had a couple of hours "away." I sincerely really enjoy your posts Rebecca, thanks for writing them!