So out I went to buy boots and bread, mittens and milk, and of course the one ugly Christmas tree that's your only option when you're right up against the 25th. It wasn't until after the snow melted and we had to start scrubbing the toilets that we realized this wasn't a cabin vacation.
My point is that we are home. Alot. We are together. Alot. And the result is we love each other more and more every day. My kids are best friends and they depend on each other. I think this is normal. They can't wait to finish their school work and build a fort or ride bikes or shoot arrows...with each other! I don't run to this lesson and that meeting, doing things I used to think I had to do. We don't even take many field trips. We are living the field trip!
My idea of simplifying is saying no to things that swallow up my time so I can fill those precious moments with learning and growing and loving the people around me. I just can't allow the urgent to crowd out the important. I'm making it my life mission to spend my time with my family first. Time is so limited. I want to treat it like the treasure that it is.
So what do we do all day? I'll tell you that in my next post.