A pretty good homemaking day
1. I comforted each child as he woke up.
2. I negotiated a complete pull out of all the toys under their bed (to facilitate bunk-bed-fort building) and the complete return of said toys at the end of the day, with no tears and no yelling.
3. I took them to just the right movie: Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium. The movie was sweet and earnest and magical, without sarcasm, hyped-up action scenes or sexual tension. (It is an exceptional treat for us to go to a movie theater. The boys could probably count the times they’ve done that on one hand.)
4. I played four hands of UNO (won 2) and coached both kids in learning how to shuffle.
5. I supervised a nearly whine-free round of household chores.
6. I took them to the playground and played tag with them until they hooked up with other kids.
7. I took them to the library. H. found The Book he’s been looking for, for like two years, since he finished the rest of the series.
8. I read out loud all six of the books my younger son checked out plus about half of Runny Babbit.
9. I read e.e. cummings’ “I thank You God” poem to my older son.
10. I fed them three nutritious meals and two “fun” snacks.
11. I kissed them each good night, on time. Actually, the little one went down about 15 minutes early and the older one stayed up about 15 minutes late.
In between, I did dishes and laundry and cleaned toilets. I made a huge batch of delicious pumpkin muffins. I posted to my blog. I made two important Quaker phone calls and three family holiday planning calls.
Some days, every once in a while, everything flows easily. I react to every thing and every one with grace. I am content.
I thank you God for most this amazing day.
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