I am a tired person. I am making soup and its cloudy and rainy outside and its just making me so drowsy! Whew. Today is going to be a coffee in the afternoon kind of day. I try not to caffeinate after noon, but honestly its that or sleepwalk through the rest of my day. Miss S has been fascinated with plants lately. It is wonderful and adorable and I love it… but its beginning to seep into my day. For example, I sleepily got everyone into the car to go to school the other day and I’m walking out the door with my giant coffee mug and after taking a sip I find there is something papery in my mouth! I have papers in my cup! How did this happen?! Oh. Oh wait, its a leaf. Its leaves actually. In my cup. Miss S says she added them for extra flavor. Yum. Later in the afternoon I am doing dishes when I look at my (formerly) empty flower pot on the sink and find it filled with green leaves and water. She wanted to make sure they could still grow.
I’m not a green thumb by any means, but we’re going to go over gardening 101 this weekend. In the meantime, its cute. Well, except for the leaves in my coffee. That kind of freaked me out to be honest.
The third week of school is upon us and the kiddos have collectively turned in 2 projects. Swimming lessons, youth group and Sunday school classes have started – we’re in full swing. I tell you, I was on the phone the other day when I was asked what activities the children were doing this fall and I rattled off a few and then… I dunno, it felt like that wasn’t enough and the person I was talking to also seemed to feel like I was “missing” something and so began to mention how I would be saving money by not having the children in so many activities at once. While that is true (hey, swimming lessons x 3 is not cheap) they are also doing youth group and private therapy and to be honest, I just can’t run around more right now. We really went all out last spring and when it came time to sign up for fall activities I just couldn’t over extend myself again. Maybe we’ll ramp up this winter with a 3rd activity. Maybe not. How many things do children do at a time these days? It seems like they’re over scheduled or under scheduled. Its difficult to strike a balance.
Be Fierce. #AimforBalance