Originally Posted by MyLittleWonders
So you know those days, the ones where the stars seem to magically align over your house? Those days when you let go of the *need* to stick wityh your rhythm and flow with your chldren's rhythm? Those days when the sun shines just right through the windows, the energy is flowing, and the world seems right? Yea ... those are amazing days.
Yea, so you know those days? Why can't they happen more often?
It's totally my fault too.
Our morning got thrown off because typically my dad watches ds#1 while I take ds#2 to speech (babe comes along for the ride). Well, he didn't show and I'm not sure why. I'm guessing he went out of town and forgot to tell me as I can't get ahold of his girlfriend either. So, I had to quickly get ds#1 dressed and get them all in the car. After that bit of drama, things were ok. Ds#1 and I read our nature story in the car, we came home and ate (usually we go to breakfast with my dad after speech), and the boys were doing well with free play. The written rhythm was a little out of whack, but not by much, and the boys were doing well. Then, we were going to do a late circle time and my mom called to invite us to lunch. You know when your gut says "no" but your mouth says "yes" anyway? Yea, well, that happened.
: Everyone did great at lunch, we went next door to this wonderful little children's bookstore, and then drove over to a nearby park. But, we were out quite late, got home tired, and never really got a good rest/quiet time in. And now we are all out of whack, we never got to circle. I'm tired/groggy because I slept mostly through two episodes of Zoboomafoo
: and ds#2 is overly tired because he never napped. Fortunately dh will be home soon ... and hopefully he won't mind me taking tonight's chiropractor appt!
When I look at the whole day, there weren't any real "problems" so to speak, but it felt so much different than yesterday - much more me-led rather than child-led/us-led/rhythm-led/hs'ing-led. I need to figure out how to work in spontaneous things like having lunch with my mom or a trip to the park without losing the bigger picture. I loved yesterday - we did circle, we read our new story for the week, we made bird feeders (strung Joe's O's on yarn, smeared on peanut butter and dipped in birdseed), we even watched some Zoboomafoo (no, we aren't media free here though we definitely limit it and are pretty mindful of when/what we watch), and we had a great day ... it *felt* right. Today didn't *feel* right.
Sorry for the vent and ramble ... it gets tiring sometimes because Mondays and Fridays are the only two days a week where we don't have prior committments, and I took today, which was shaping up nicely by not having the breakfast committment with my dad and added something else instead. Ok ... I'm done.