Okay, all you mothers who have this mothering-thing down: how do you fit it all in? School, homework, extracurricular activities, dinner, exercise, prayer and scriptures... Somehow we manage, but it's like we barely squeak by some days! Take today for example: wake up, scriptures, get ready, school and exercise, run errands, snacks, homework, piano practice, tennis, rush-home-and-throw-some-grilled-cheese-sandwiches-together...Colin to basketball, kids in bed. WHEW!! Honestly, it's a good life. Some days, if I were to make a list of what the day would hold, I might want to just roll over in bed and stay there! But we "get 'er done".
I think one of the most important things of the day is mealtime. They say (you know, 'they') that mealtime should be relaxing, enjoyable, and a time without criticism and irritation. Now that is something I could work on. By the time I'm getting dinner on the table, every one's starved and I can't make everyone happy. Then we sit down and it's "Ella, you're going to spill your milk!", "Micah, leave her alone," "Colin, would you stop banging the plate with your fork?", and "Mira Catherine, you definitely need a bath now!" I'd love some tips on how I can cool it and make it more relaxing for everyone (maybe mostly me!!).