Everyone needs a break, and Tulip’s arrival was just in time for Care Bear to get a much needed break from the routine of her school days. I’d love to take two weeks off, but I’d like to work in a little forgiveness into our days if we need it. With a new baby in the house, we need to plan for some off days.
Wow, what an eventful first day! As much as I hate it, the day started out with me lecturing Care Bear about her choice in breakfast. It rubs my mama skin the wrong way to see her eat half a dozen turkey strips and nothing else, knowing she’s going to complain about being tired or distracted later in the day. Umm, eating a more balanced breakfast would probably help… and we’ve talked about this probably a bajillion times by now. *sigh* Well, the day should go up from here, right?
It did for the most part, alhamdulilah. Care Bear made her lesson plan and started her day on her own. She planned ahead and worked on Logic with me before we had a visitor, like we planned the day before. Our visitor came to hang out and bring gifts for Tulip, and just as I was looking forward to a lull in the day with nap time fast approaching, Little Miss pukes up her food!
SubhanAllah, it seems Little Miss was just dealing with a similar illness not that long ago. It’s very odd for our family given we rarely ever get sick, and now she’s been quite ill twice over this winter. I’m proud of Care Bear for still finishing her school work for the day, even though we had both a visitor and a sick kid. I have to remember that when I’m getting frustrated about having to micromanage some aspects of her days (like breakfast) – when she’s really needed, she steps up to the plate and is very mature.
Who knew we’d need some opportunity for forgiveness for lack of work on our first day… but I’m the one needing the forgiveness, not Care Bear! Maybe today I’ll get to the giant stack of dishes and pile of laundry. Maybe.
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