Okay, so what’s convinced me to start up a blog again? Quite honestly, I’m not sure. I’m thinking this may be a good place to lay out all the frustrations of my day instead of taking it out on the family…i’ll let you know if it works.
First off a little bit about myself. I’m a christian, a wife, a mother to 3 super cute (no really, I know everyone says that but they actually are! And frankly sometimes this is all that keeps them alive until tomorrow) kiddos, a homeschooler, a sister, a daughter, a grapic designer (sortof), and most recently a worship leader for the women’s group in our church. How I got to become all these things only God knows, and had he fore-told me anything up until this point, I would’ve never believed Him. I’ll spend some time telling my story later on, but for now, let’s just stick to first things first.
What does my day look like? I stumble out of bed gracefully very early in the morning. Well, more like I get dragged out by my dear husband, and no one is allowed to talk to me until after breakfast. A shower is a must for me, can’t continue on without it, and it must be hot! I’ve been working on making healthier breakfasts lately. So far okay. I dream of making a gourmet breakfast daily with freshly squeezed juices, but when it comes down to it, I just don’t want to.
After that we start school. We start with the Pledge of Allegiance, which we take very seriously. No really. I’m homeschooling a 5 year old kindergartner, a 3 1/2 year old preschooler and a 2 year old ABC singer. Most days are somewhat manageable, not quite the peaceful studius scene I’d initially imagined, but we are getting better. Though not all days so blissful…like the first day of school this year, where my then 1 yr old decided she liked her new found freedom in Mommy homeschooling and silently went upstairs and took to painting my carpet with fingernail polish. Or maybe the rest of the year, where I’ve spent 30% of the time dragging her down from countertops, cabinets, anything she can climb up really while quizzing my 5yr old on her phonics. But hey, I figure public schools spend at least that much time calming their large classes, taking potty breaks, and serving snacks, so we are even.
After school comes lunch, and then the part of the day I long for…nap time…sigh…need I say more here? Just incase you all wonder if I’m sitting on the couch having bon-bon’s during this time, I’d like to clarify, this is usually Bible Study time, workout time, laundry time, and work time depending on what I’ve got going on…sorry people, no Oprah watching going on here!
Then comes the dinner rush. Really, I like to cook, seriously, but have a hard time coming up with fun and exciting dishes to make each and every night. After a comment from my husband to the effect of “Why don’t you cook with fresh ingredients?” I’ve really been trying. I actually made peach cobbler the other night from actual peaches, not canned, but like peaches I peeled and cut and everything…I’ll give you a moment to applaud…After dinner is playtime with Daddy, bath and alas, bedtime. That’s when I get my work done, hang out with my husband and chill a little before hitting the sack. This time usually passes quicker then I like which results in me being up until midnight…hence the morning issues mentioned previously.
10 A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still dark;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her servant girls.
Yeah, that’s me, working on all those things, there’s more, but I can’t manage the first few verses so I’ll leave it for another day.
So there it is, in a nutshell…my day…huh, seems a little less exciting now that I see it typed out…oh well, its the truth, and I’m just keepin’ it real here!
And I need to go, whatever possessed me to leave the 3 yougin’s to themselves while I selfishly posted this is beyond me…can’t wait to see what awaits me.
LOL! This is a great post! Thanks for sharing a bit of the reality of your everyday. I can't imagine how crazy it is now with 4! You give me hope though. I too end up staying up until midnight every night- ugh! I wish I could break that habit…. alas, I treasure my alone / down time w/ the hubs too much! thanks for keeping it real! 🙂 Autumnwww.tumtales.blogspot.com
Decided to read your blog from the beginning, just to see, and this first homeschool post is very encouraging. It gives me hope for myself because I think this is about where I am – straight down to liking to cook… but not really having the time for it by the time dinner time really arrives.I'm hopeful and prayerful that my desire to do good will turn into the means to do good as I persevere in my own homeschool career. My children are close to where yours were when you started, except the ages are 3, 4, 5 and I've been at this somewhat since my first was born).