Not long ago I posted on our efforts toward establishing good habits in our home. This is what Charlotte Mason referred to as "laying down the rails" so that education would flow smoothly along the rails of good character. Well, we've been utterly derailed. Gone are the days of the children being in the shower by 6:30. I didn't leave my bedroom this morning until after 8:30! Thank goodness my mom took Queen for me last night since she has to be awakened early to potty. The good news is I did get about 5 hrs sleep in a row last night- more than the two nights previously combined. Baby Calvin is not wanting to nurse, or be awake at all for that matter, so it takes about an hour and a half to get him to nurse for 20 minutes. Hopefully we'll get better at this and soon.
What do you get when you add a sleep-deprived mommy and a grieving daddy? Utter chaos in the home. I can tell you first-hand. Thank goodness for help or we wouldn't be making it right now.
I'm determined that we'll get back on track in school next week, but for now my days revolve around feeding this little guy. He's worth it, don't you think?
- I'm an on-the-run mom to 6 kids who studied and taught exercise science in a previous life. I love all things running, nutrition, and health-related. I usually run at zero dark thirty in the morning and am often quite hungry before, during, and after my run, but I live a rich, full, blessed life with my children, family, and friends. My faith in God is my anchor, and looking to Him and His promises allows me to live fully even when life circumstances are difficult. While running gives me an appetite, my desire is to hunger and thirst for righteousness more than for physical food.