We came home from a camping trip yesterday. And with camping for 6 days, comes mountains of campfire scented, s'mores filled, laundry. I started on it right away yesterday and this morning the last load is in the washer. I also emptied the car and even got it vacuumed out. I managed to get all of the coats back on hangers and I just delegated a certain 10 year old to deliver each of the TEN pairs of shoes that were in said laundry to bedrooms. I put beans on to soak for tomorrow and thawed hamburger for tacos and tonight's dinner. But there is still much to do. It looks like our RV exploded in my house. I have to somehow convince the children to sit by my side and complete 2-3 days of math, science, history, reading, spelling, writing, and copywork. I have to come up with a "humorous interepretation" for the two middle children's presentation at classical conversations tomorrow. I have to edit the oldest child's essay on "courage"... after I get her to write it, of course. I have to prepare to teach my Challenge 1 class tomorrow...including LATIN. I have to remember to take the littlest to the potty every hour and keep him nearby always so that I can train him and not have to clean up in his aftermath...and so on and so on. So instead of sitting and thinking on all that is yet to be done, I will just "do the next thing." I'll print out a pretty to do list and write down everything I get done as I finish it. (sort of a to do list, but reversed?) And then when the day ends, I will look at it and remind myself that my Thursday was still productive even if my house still looks somewhat like an RV exploded in it. And I'll remind myself that bad company corrupts good character and tell Thursday that is what she gets for hanging our with the likes of "Monday." We all know Monday's reputation! And I'll sip blueberry tea with lots of honey and I'll try and not forget to hug the littles and remember they are just as frustrated with having to endure a MonThursday as I am and I'll encourage them instead of yell at them...well, that's how I'm envisioning it anyway. So here's to a happy MonThursday to you all. And just maybe you will have a regular Thursday instead, which is normally a very nice day on it's own.
I am mama to 5 sweet and busy children ages 2-17. I currently am teaching K, 6th, 8th, and 12th grades using Tapestry of Grace with swirls of Charlotte Mason elements throughout. When I'm not teaching, I'm chasing my 2 year old, or climbing Mount Washmore, or spending way too much time on pinterest and not nearly enough time cleaning house or doing laundry.