It is a joy and a privilege to have days like today where I could spend every waking moment in the presence of my children. We’re going on thirteen hours with no clear bedtime in sight, and it’s been kids-kids-kid-kid-kids all day long. I think I have been alone maybe a total of ten minutes. At times like this, I could really use a break from privilege.
The day started with an early morning trip to the gym. I have a standing appointment with one of my visiting teachees, but she wasn’t able to make it today. After a very tired workout, I came home, got ready, and woke the girls up so that Lydia could go to her harp lesson. (I woke Mary up so that I could put her on the potty. She wets the bed 75% of the time, but it only happens after she wakes up. If I can get her on the potty before she wakes up, we’re good.)
After our harp lesson, we came home and I fed everyone. Then it was off to Let’s Play Music for Mary. I came home and did some schooling with Lydia before heading back to pick up Mary. Then we did more schooling until lunch. I made Lydia listen to The Story of the World while I prepared lunch, and when I got back to her, she was listening to Egyptian methodology. She explained to me that Osiris was the second person to be resurrected after Jesus. That would have been a great opportunity to clarify the difference between mythology and doctrine, but I was so absorbed in cleaning the room that I might have affirmed her conclusion. Oops.
While the girls ate lunch, I sped read through some of the curriculum I got so I could be more prepared for our next schooling session.
Then I baked a plum cake and made some plum jam. I think I overcooked the jam.
At that point, I discovered Mary had wet the couch after falling asleep in front of a sight words video. I cleaned her up, changed everyone for ballet, and cleaned the kitchen.
Then I dropped the girls off at ballet and took Ammon on errands with me. We continued errands after ballet, and then when we came home I rushed to feed Ammon dinner, put all of the groceries away, and get dinner prepared for everyone else.
At which point, it was time to clean it all up. So I helped get the kids ready for bed and then ran downstairs to clean everything up again. Abe helped.
I am really excited for bed.
The kids built a nest of leaves and pretended to be birds. Lydia was the mama bird and was very solicitous of the needs of her chicks. She was so solicitous that she preferred to have an accident rather than leave her chicks.