Breathing Under Water Kind of Day

Today was a pretty good day, despite feeling like I was walking around breathing under water. I am quite certain I am looking at the early stages of a sinus infection. Before I go running to the doctor though, I will try beating it here on my own.  That said this feeling threw a monkey wrench into how I saw my day going.

Last night I wrote that I saw myself waking early to have extra quiet time, and filling my cup before tending to the needs of my family. Silly me though I forgot how my expectations seldom match up with reality. I awoke only minutes before the children, and just as I opened my bible my hubby steps out of the shower and begins talking to me. It is in that moment I decided instead of reading my bible to tend to the family.

This is not to say I neglected my bible, no, I grabbed my phone and listened to the bible app read to me this morning, as I made breakfast and lunch for my darling. As he headed off to work I fed myself and the children. From there I moved slowly through the morning.

Our morning school time was a brief lesson that introduced The American Civil War and what it was over. I loved my oldest’s comment regarding her realization as to what a slave is, “That is NOT awesome.” (Lately everything is either amazing or awesome. So for something to be not awesome is a BIG deal to her.) Anyway our lesson on slavery was followed up by a reading from Little House in the Big Woods. I have to say I love how this book has both my 5- year old and almost 4- year old engaged.

Later in the day I introduced a new series of lessons to my children, but because I still felt like I was breathing under water these lessons were had from the snuggly comfort of my queen size bed. I have to say that is one of the things I love about homeschooling the kids, there is no one size fits all perfect way to do it. We have a classroom we created to use, which we do, but you can just as often find us in the living room, in the kitchen, or maybe snuggled up in Mommy and Daddy’s bed for a lesson.

I think my favorite part of the day though was enjoying a pancake breakfast, for dinner with the family. Yes dinner time here has it’s inherent stressors, “keep your elbows off the table,” “sit up,” “mouth closed,” “elbows,” “eat, just eat, please.” But there is still something sweet about the family sitting down and really enjoying a meal together. Now I can please 5 people with every aspect of a meal, but when I know I have a meal that can at least make everyone smile, I will call that a win.

I hope your day was sweet. That even in the midst of the crazy, the frustrating, and the tiring you had those sweet moments. Those moments that make your soul sing and you can look at and say you know what? Today was a good day.

Good night. Sleep tight. And don’t let the bed bugs bite.

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