All Play and No Work Makes Me a Tired Mom

All Play and No Work Makes Me a Tired Mom

Well hello!  I have missed y’all the past week.  I don’t even really know what happened.  It’s all a blur of general nothingness.  I just know that it’s Monday morning and I think this is the first time I’ve been in the sitting position for a week.

But it’s all good. Lots of parties and friends and fellowship.  I went to some sort of function every day last week and I am now ready to disappear for a few days and regroup.  Maybe a little dip in the pool…some Sonic ice and the kids playing all around me.  Ahhhh….I can think of nothing better to do.

On Friday we went back to the Witte Museum, but this time we took the whole family.

Having Dad (or as I call him, James) with us made it 100% better than just me taking everyone.  He adds that element of childishness that even the 4 little boys don’t bring.  The minute we walked into the Science Treehouse he threw himself in front of everyone else to try the experiments.  At one point he jumped in front of Levi and I thought to myself, “Sorry ladies, he’s all mine.”

He made the kids pretend to be turning this huge wheel so he could show that he’s figured out a way to generate electricity using his favorite toys….our nine children.

I’ve spent 26 years with this man and I still don’t fully understand why he thinks this is funny.

The rest of the weekend was full of non-family activities.  I had a function every evening ending in a back to homeschool tea party that Sara was hosting. Sara and I just see eye to eye on things.  We both have large personalities and we can hold our own around each other.  Most of the time we are two peas in a pod.  But occasionally we bicker like an old married couple.  That’s the best kind of friend….one that tells you the truth and loves you no matter what.

And she puts together a great party.  The theme of back to school was accented with the cutest apothecary jars…I just love her special touches.

In that jar on the right are erasers wrapped like candy….how cute is that!

A lot of y’all have asked about the girls’ room makeover.  It is coming along and looking good.  We are stuck now waiting for the fabric to arrive that we’re going to use to make the bedding.  Besides that we’re down to the final touches and you can be sure you’ll be the first to see it.

I will be spending the next couple of days in my recliner.  We’ll do school and hang out and just be together.  No big plans….just us.  And a good, long nap for Mom.

Have a great week!

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  1. The recliner sounds great! But I think this week is going to be too busy for me. 🙁

  2. What a great family photo. You talk about Sonic Ice alot, I think I need to google that, I’ve never heard of it and I think I might be missing out.

  3. Thank you for everything you post. I was wondering if you have any good tips for new homeschoolers, such as myself?