Saturday, October 25, 2008

Just bloggin...

A day at home.

It can go either way. It can be a great day, with fun projects and happy kids. Or it can be awful. With battles and whines and grumpy kids. Today has been somewhere in the middle. So far I've...

Been up with Annie since 7:30am. On a Saturday.
Fixed breakfast for three kids.
Spent twice as long cleaning up after breakfast, than I did making it.
Listened to sisters playing sweetly.
Broken up a screaming match between sisters.
Rescued sisters from a broom wielding brother.
Sent the broom wielding brother outside.
Listened to sisters playing sweetly.
Sent Annie outside after Ellie was mean.
Had a heart-to-heart with Ellie.
Helped the girls make paper flowers.
Made lunch.

There's been a few more things sprinkled throughout all that. Laundry, dishes, cleaning up as we go, but you get the picture.

A day at home isn't relaxing for me, but it is good. For all of us. It gives us time to reconnect. It helps me get to know my kids better.

Annie needs to work on her skills with scissors. Ellie needs to have some downtime. Austin needs...well, he just needs room to run! And we all need some extra PJ time!

So it hasn't been relaxing, or even a wonderfully happy day. Just a good day at home. One we needed.

Now I need to find two girls that have built a pillow fort in my living room, but have since deserted said pillow fort, and seem to have forgotten to put all my pillows back where they came from.

Oh look! Annie just found my missing measuring cup! It was under a cabinet in the office. I'm guessing Austin might have had something to do with that. Now if only we could find Ellie's missing library book.

Fun times!

Happy Saturday everyone. I hope you have a good day.


Laney-Lou said...

Pillow Forts!!! Those were my favorite as a kid...and I'm thinking they still could be my favorite! After 48 hours straight of nannying (I spent the night last night) I feel as though we had a similar day! ;-) Love you tons!

Alana said...

All in a day's work, right?

Teresa said...

I totally get the vibe of your post.

We have also been spending more time at home (than I'd like) and it's just...okay...sometimes. My kids have also been making all sorts of forts in the living room...and then leaving them...ugh...and then getting very upset when it's time to clean up. It kinda makes me dread the upcoming colder days because the outside has been my escape this summer!

Needless to say, we were ALL ready for bedtime at 8pm!


I'm Tara. said...

You're right, most days at home are somewhere in between. You're right though - not going anywhere does help you connect in ways that you don't do on the go-go-go days.

Janelle said...

Your Saturday is my Sunday. I have enjoyed the quiet day at home. So far, everyone is cooperating on keeping it low maintence. So far.

Thanks for the phone call today. Always great to talk to you!