Today was a full day for Lydia. She played, practiced her handwriting, attended a half day of school, did harp practice, and spent the evening working on a math packet. I did not mean for her to work for hours on it, but I told her to work on it with the babysitter while I was gone to Abe’s team activity. She worked the entire time I was away, and when I came home, she was in tears because she had not had any time to play all afternoon and evening. I felt bad and spent an hour reading The Jungle Book to her to make up for it.
Mary spent most of this day playing. I read her a couple books and took her on a visiting teaching errand with me after I got back from Qualtrics, but other than that, she just played and colored all day long.
Ammon is transitioning away from the bottle and it has been rough. We are very sleep deprived because he wakes up a lot at night and then lately the girls have been waking up because they have nightmares, colds, and other disturbances.
My mom went to a new doctor, went to the family history center, and worked on a quilt for a humanitarian cause today.
Abe had another crazy day at work, and he finished with a team activity. The activity consisted of watching a movie in the Qualtrics theater. I am going to watch all movies that need a big screen this way in the future! One of his team members chose Tommy Boy as the movie. I told myself to pretend that I was Abe, and then I actually enjoyed the movie. I can’t explain how this happened, but it actually worked. On my own, I would have been appalled by the stupidity and would have spent the whole time wishing I was somewhere else. But I managed to magically shift gears, and then the movie seemed funny.
I spent Ammon’s three hour nap reading The Time of Land by Terry Tempest Williams. It’s one of those life changing, paradigm shift type books. I’m going to throw some pictures up and get back to it.