I don't know. Not really in a funk, but been thinking about a lot of stuff.
I don't think I have been very good at mothering. Now, don't get me wrong. I think I'm a good mom, but I think I have been too lenient with my kids. I love to be able to give to my kids.... to let them have a bit of freedom. BUT, they still need to remain within the boundaries.
I can't say that this is happening with all my kids, but my younger kids, certainly. I don't even think that I'm giving in to their demands, per se. Considering all we are doing with the older kids, it is hard to be.... I don't know..... strict? Maybe? With my younger boys.
They are going to bed too late. They want.... no, they expect, to watch TV while in falling asleep... and THAT drives me crazy! There are other things, but this is what is on my brain, at the moment.
Another thing is the house is OUT. OF. CONTROL! I haven't been working from my "Spring Cleaning" list (all 5 pages of it). Granted, some of it is Spring Break. I'm out of my routine. I have never been a great housekeeper. I haven't been planning my meals. My grocery buying is jacked up. I'm having to run to the store 2-3 times per week... that is a budget killer, in case you are struggling with finances.
Plus, I have a lot of "extra" stuff going on that is eating at my schedule. *sigh*
TIME TO REGROUP!
I have made up my menu through Friday. (See sidebar, top left.)
I have made a Monday list (using some of my "Spring Cleaning" notes).
I have made my grocery list.... and will go to the store tomorrow.
I will TRY to limit what I do and how long I do it. I tend to work on tasks the way I eat.... one thing at a time. The laundry, ALONE, will take me 4 hours. SO, I will use my timer.
I know these are all simple solutions. I just don't utilize them.
I will have to work my butt off while the boys are at school, because my extra stuff is a bit overwhelming.
What are they?
2 piano lessons
1 guitar lesson
1 baseball practice
1 JBQ practice (with the team)
Nightly JBQ practice with the 3 boys (individually)
Edit several training manuals
Read a few books for my son
Sub in 6th grade Wed. afternoon
Help son put together his costume for his wax museum presentation
Meet with (and coach) DS #2's Battle of the Books team
All this is Monday - Wednesday. The GOOD thing is that DH will be home Wednesday. I just hope it is in time for either JBQ or baseball.
Finally, Friday and Saturday, we have our District JBQ Meet. My 3 oldest will be competing. DH will be judging (maybe).... at least traveling with a team..... and I will be quiz mastering.
It will be a fun week.
It will be a busy week.
Wow...... that was a rabbit trail..... sorry.