Monday, June 20, 2011

Supposed To

I was supposed to run preschool VBS all week, but due to low enrollment we cancelled it. Can I insert a muted "yahoo!" in here?

VBS takes lots of time to plan and then essentially wipes out all my energy for an entire week. So, even though I am sad for the kids who were going to come, I am super happy for myself.

I think my yard, my garden and my house is grateful too.

So, even though we are looking at (another) rainy week- I am on a mission to get stuff done and to continue having summer fun with the boys.

It always amazes me when moms complain about summer and having to spend all summer with their kids. I LOVE summer. My love of summer probably stems from the fact that since we are homeschooling, my workload is significantly decreased in the summer and I am used to having them around all of the time anyway.

I am also coming to grips with the fact that with 4 kids, a smallish house and a "do-it-yourself" mentality, my environment is never going to be wide open with tons of free space.

My new goal is to always have at least 1 shelf/space empty in each room so that I never feel like we are at absolute capacity. The problem is, everytime I empty a shelf, someone else in the house sees it as an opprotunity.

Oh well, it is summer and I don't care!

8 comments:

Packed in said...

I don't think our house is small. I think it's pretty average.

The Three 22nds said...

Packed in,

Seems like it is getting smaller by the second...

Checked the Census said...

Our house is pretty average for the year it was built.

Karla said...

it might be an average size house...but with 6 people it is probably on the small size-
I think you just have shelves that are not completely full but spaced out so no one can add anything to them without moving a lot of stuff.

Grandma Debbie said...

I think you need to teach those kids not to fill up the empty shelves! :)

P.S. Seems pretty big to me! It's all in what you're comparing it with. (I've known families with 9 or more children living in smaller - and I assume they were 'somewhat cramped.')

The Three 22nds said...

Grandma Debbie,

I think it is YOUR kid that keeps filling up my shelves :)

gma pam said...

You can always have empty shelves if you leave the stuff on the floor..LOL
But seriously, we all have way too much stuff...certainly more than a generation ago.

gma pam said...

On summer vacation...I agree with you...I LOVED summer vacation (Wheeee-school's out!) and I loved having you girls around all the time. (Well, maybe not ALL the time!)