The morning begins with the perfect yellow breakfast blanket, bagel, & OJ.
Sometimes the dishes remain from the night before.
Often he needs his "crazy hair" sprayed with water and brushed before he heads off to school. Dad is good at this but Simon never likes it.
If she is up she loves to be up on the couch to see him off to school.
Her current carry-around & snuggly loves.
Sometimes he takes care of those morning-after dishes. Lily is never far if someone is doing just about anything in the kitchen.
She was helping me again today.
She plays. Takes them out & puts them back in & sneaks them into her mouth. Sometimes a mark is made in the coloring book.
Up from her one and only nap of the day. Just about an hour.
Sometimes he works from home too. Anna likes to help campaign.
Lunch for her.
Lunch for me.
Back from school. Lego time. Anna and I spent some time in his room today - her pulling things out and me working on organizing the legos. Current organization idea is by color in small plastic drawers (smaller than the ones he is kneeling next too - those there will be for bigger pieces). When something comes up with our childcare I often end up organizing toys, going through clothes, etc.
Love this too.
They play. They chase. They giggle and screech.
Heading to a late afternoon & dinner meeting.
Dinner @ 5pm. We are early eaters.
Baked potato, cheese, & broccoli.
After her bath. She's in bed most nights by 6:30pm.
Watching the popcorn pop.
Wednesday was a challenging day for me.
I think I usually have a harder time on Wednesdays with this project. The initial excitement has started to ware off and I have to constantly remind myself to grab the camera.
On top of that our babysitter unable to make it today (jury duty) - making it two days so far this week that I have been "not working" in my official professional capacity...instead "working" in my Mama capacity.
Know that my life is full of ups and downs and ins and outs and grumpiness and dirty diapers and laundry and dishes and whining and spills (and laughter and goodness and more blessings than I can count). The realities of being a work-at-home parent and working out the balancing act of kids and work and childcare and expectations with a working spouse can definitely be a challenge. This is all part of my everyday life.
As I was ending my day I came across this quote from Emerson:
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
HA! Seriously. I needed a big time attitude adjustment.
So Hello Thursday! I am welcoming you with open arms and a "spirit too high to be encumbered."