This week we've had our break from school. The kids have been enjoying the lovely weather and just having time to play and pursue their own interests. I had a list of things I wanted to work on this week, too, but so far only 1 of the items has been cross off the list. That item was cook bacon. Two other items have been partially completed.
Since it can be discouraging to not get the things done I wanted to do I started making a list of all the things that I did do. It helps a little to see the things I've done with my children on their week off of school and to know that I'm just being a mom and doing what God created me to do. Taking the week off of school means I don't have to teach, but my children still need me and my wishes aren't necessarily something that gets to take first place. Putting aside my selfish desires is hard.
Here's the list of just a few of the things I've done this week:
-went to the library
-went to the playground
-baked cookies with a few of my children
-helped paint shape and race cars (3 days)
-built Lego's with Quinn and Clark
-cleaned part of my desk
-took care of some of the mail pile (4 days)
-read stories to littles
-stayed up late playing peek-a-boo with the twins, because baby laughter is so much fun
-walked to the end of the street and back (4 days)
-played outside x2
-listened to Clark and Quinn signing songs while they were coloring
-made hot chocolate
-got school plans ready for preschool and kindergarten next week
-worked a Sudoku or two every morning while drinking my coffee
-watched a movie with the kids
I'm not ready to start back to school on Monday, but I still have the weekend to hopefully finish getting school plans ready.