Just an ordinary Monday with my extraordinary babes that I wanted to capture for this stage…
Since Sunday is our day of rest and for family, Monday has evolved into my “catch up” day. LOADS of laundry, wiping sticky counters and vacuuming floors from the weekend’s residue of grass and sand-filled shoes, crumbs from brunch and so on.
challenge mission is to find something, anything to keep all 3 entertained so I can have at least 3o minutes to get the house back in order (just in time for it to get dirtied up again) 😉 Today, some new paints and beautiful weather came to the rescue.
Once the Spicy one was focused on her “masterpiece” I went looking for Sweets who had discovered Daddy left his ipad at home and sneakily tuned into her favorite cartoons. The
guilt-ridden responsible side of me nearly snatched it away from her, forcing some outdoor play and then the reasonable side kicked in and reminded me that a tired two year old from a missed nap the previous day and a middle child always conforming to the needs and wants of her 2 siblings deserved some peaceful relaxation time all to herself.
Once I make it to lunch-time, I know at least 2 of the 3 will be taking naps, and I can focus on one, usually, Spicy reading together, working on a lesson or resting (always my favorite, but even the most enticing bribes don’t always work with her). Then, it’s back to feedings, changings, tickling, dancing, cooking, drawing, bathing, and shoveling food in my mouth to keep my head on straight. 😉
I don’t think I’ve ever worked so hard in my life. Even the 4 hour practices consisting of conditioning and weight training, dripping in sweat and nearly puking from over exertion back in my college days don’t compare. (Although, they did a hell of a job preparing me for my vocation 😉 ) At the end of each day, I’m completely and utterly exhausted – mentally, emotionally and physically. But my soul is at rest, knowing I am doing God’s will and there is nothing sweeter than living on God’s grace to serve my family in the best way possible.
“Duty done is fireside to the soul”