Today, my favorite day, Monday, was glorious. Filled, every second, with mom things. Cleaning and cooking and childcare and a teensy bit of crafting and just now, at 2am, blogging. I love Mondays because everything gets a bit easier. I still work hard all day but there are half the amount of dishes and messes and fights (actually, no fights) and all that lovely large family stuff that happens on the weekends. I love Mondays and how simple they are.
The weekend was pretty cool. Allan was home. He watched the BYU football game Saturday. I wanted to but couldn’t concentrate with the four kids running around and screaming like lunatics. Instead I cleaned. And cooked.
We taught Sunbeams again on Sunday, like we now do every week. It’s funny to have a calling that is teaching a bunch of 4 year olds. They can get crazy and it feels like my daily life all over again there in church… taking care of little kids. I know it well though, so it’s good. I also really love being Payson’s Sunday school teacher. My son is a very moody child but I sure to love him to pieces anyway.
I have a section of my closet with bins and boxes of fun things to do while they’re in the play yard.
Wooden blocks, dominoes, legos, crayons/paper, attribute blocks, pattern blocks, buttons, ribbons, playdough, puzzles, yarn and beads, books, and lots of other little toys and games are what fill those.
Allan had actually taken the kids while I was at the store and when I came to the playground they wanted to show me their “cool tricks.” But I didn’t think it was cool, I thought it was crazy dangerous and wouldn’t let them again. Allan convinced me to let them and not baby them and overprotect them (which, I admittedly do) and once he agreed to go up on the slide with them, I agreed.
There have been some mild thunderstorms here this week. They’ve brought the temperature down into the 80s and 90s and the humdity up. I hate hot humidity. Torture.
But it was cool enough to finally get to play outside in the evening. The kids were crazy excited at being able to play outside. Poor, trapped-indoors children.
Poor Sierra said she had a headache. She’s been complaining about all kinds of aches and pains all over her body lately. I think it’s because she and Brooklyn stay up SO late talking and playing. Sometimes I wake up to Ember crying and walk past their room and their light is on after midnight! I get upset at those times.
There is my super long blog post. 2am has me hurting so I’m going to bed now. Have a lovely Tuesday 🙂