11 July 2011
Back to "normal"?
Our house guest left today. There are no more major comings or goings planned for the forseeable future. I am making some, albeit small, progress decluttering and organizing around the house. My 13yo son is working a few more LEGO camps, and my 15yo daughter is babysitting two days a week until the public schools start back. We have seven weeks until we begin History Quest. It is time to get into a routine. My first step is to get myself and the kids to bed earlier. Now, my children have never gone to bed at 7 or 8 o'clock, but these past weeks they have all been staying up until the wee hours of the morning! I need to get back to my early morning rhythm of prayer and a walk. I also want to pare back the time we all spend in front of various screens. I hope to go to our neighbourhood pool 2 or 3 mornings a week. I want to start reading aloud again, and I would like to have some creative art time on the afternoon that I do not have to work. These seem to be realistic goals, so I hope I will be able to persevere.