Yes, once again it has been awhile since my last post. It truly feels like time is flying...Seriously...Each day running to the next and then after a few days I say "oh darn, I forgot to blog or I forgot to call someone back." I am really trying to work on that in my continual quest to declutter and simplify our life and home! It is definitely a work in progress. My husband even wondered this morning what is going on...the house is picked up and the dishes are getting done...that is usually his job. Well again, it is a work in progress...not perfect yet..probably never will be. You see I have been thinking long and hard lately about my role here on earth and I know I am here for many reasons...certainly to spread the word of God and minister to others...but that includes my family. I choose several years ago to be primarily a stay at home mom and I love it..it has its moments though...So in this current quest I am also looking to teach my children responsibility and respect for people and things. Do not get me wrong, my kids a re very well behaved and good students. It is just that I see what is happening to today's youth and I am afraid it will happen to my kids. It may mean they have more "chores" than their friends, they will do homework before play everyday and that they are not signed up for every activity under the sun...too many kids are doing 2 sports and swimming lessons and anything else they can fit in all at one time...to the point that one week they miss swimming to go to soccer and then miss baseball to go to a piano recital. I know that parents want there kids to sow their oats and try everything to see what they like and are good at. They think if they take a break from dance to try gymnastics that they will never be allowed back at dance if they decide that is what they like. Come on, if people would just not worry about what others think...it is the whole keepin' up with the Jones'...be different..reinstitute family time in your home and less running around...you will find you get to know everyone again and actually enjoy each other. Plus think of the money you will save and yes your kids will be fine and over time they may even have improved behavior since they are not running all the time.
Okay so I did not intend to get on a soapbox about this and I am certainly no expert...I hope I did not offend anyone...I was just speaking from what works for our family. Yes my kids will be in sports just not 3 at once. We actually sat and watch a movie together last weekend and it almost brought tears to my eyes...we had a blast hanging out in the living room watching a movie!
Okay after that I am not sure what else to write..have a great day!