Tuesday, May 29, 2012
How Do I Do What Now?
A acquaintance at church recently asked (with thinly veiled horror) "How do you do it? With all four home all the time? How do you stand it?"
I love these kinds of questions, because how does anyone do anything? Because it's what you have to do, or have chosen to do, or whatever. It's LIFE.
I did laugh a bit when she asked, because she was genuinely confused. I just said "Oh, well, I'm used to it, it's all I know." And while people are scrambling to find ways to survive the summer, I am keeping my expectations LOW.
Low expectations work pretty darn well around here. Once again, there shall be no themed weeks or anything of the sort. I simply am not that good of a mother.
Instead, as I've mentioned before, we'll stay close to home, do our school work and play outside.
Would you like to see how we sum up a successful day at our house?
Warm weather and grass and dirt.
Which ends up in layers upon layers of filth by the end of the day. Would you like a close up of the filth?
Of course you do.
Are you exhausted and covered in dirt/filth of various varieties by the end of the day?
If the answer is "yes" at this house then: summer success.
That is how I do it.