Tonight the main thing my brain is stuck on is this: Why can’t there be more hours in the day?
I want to do it all. Every single thing. I want to wake up early and stay up late. I want to read my Bible before the day hits me in the face. I want to homeschool, have a neat and tidy house, and maintain a blog successfully–all at once. I want to stop and smell the roses. What roses? I keep forgetting to notice…
JD woke me up twice last night, for no obvious reason, so I was April-on-the-verge-of-total-melt-down today.
Tomorrow’s Friday, ya’ll! So at least there’s that!
I read this blog post about “Lazy Homeschooling”. I was like “Whaaa?” It was a very well written article where the author proclaimed that her children can teach themselves, and she is free to write and enjoy life. I guess I’m living in an alternate universe from the one that she is enjoying. My children have to be watched constantly. Caleb needs to be taught how to read. Daniel is ALWAYS in my lap, and if he’s not, then he is in another room locking the door, which by the way, can only be unlocked from the inside of the room.
Do you know how many bobby pins I’ve gone through this week, thanks to Dan’s new hobby?
If I leave the older two at their desks for very long, I return to some sort of Karate Kid reenactment, not kids spontaneously building a model of the solar system.
So I can’t help it. I NEED the schedule. They need the rules and the behavior chart. I NEED the curriculums. Maybe when I’m more experienced I will be able to chill more. Man, I hope so.
I always said I would never never ever want to be a mom with four kids + a full time job. Sorry, working moms, but that looks way too stressful to me. I want to live to be old. I’m not one of these that thrives on the work stress. Now I’m a teacher. I’m up late grading papers, blogging, and making lesson plans, rocking babies, and promising Caleb that there is no such thing as MothMan.
Moth Man? Let me just say: Do not borrow the book United Tweets of America from the library, where your kids will spot Moth Man on the West Virginia page. Then you might, very stupidly, agree to find out what a Moth Man is, then let your boys watch a History Channel special on him….
I am paying for this mistake. I don’t know if Caleb will ever be able to go to sleep tonight.
I’ve been reading in Proverbs this week. I’m still doing the read through the Bible in a year thing. I’m a bit concerned. This is September, and Proverbs does not appear to be but halfway through……oh well. We’ll call my plan the read your Bible through in a year and a half plan.
“But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness.” Proverbs 14:22
“All hard work brings a profit.” Proverbs 14:23
“Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox comes an abundant harvest.” Proverbs 14:4 Thank you for that one, http://fullmanger.wordpress.com/2014/08/22/lets-get-started/
“An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.” Proverbs 13:25
Lord, help me to be kind, and please grant me rest. 🙂 I hope you all get some rest too!!!