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.