For the last few weeks, some of my kids have been in school, I have been around the office, some kids have been at that very office, some of our teachers have been teaching, and some of my schedule has been schedging- know what I mean.?
But today, today we jumped into it all.
Homeschool day one- check
Teens in school- check
Dinner planned- check
Dance class handled- check
Smooched my husband- check
Dressed the part- check check
Some went wrong. Plenty went right. We realized some things that needed to change, and more importantly we remembered that we need to account for one another.
There are so many times when we are all running our own directions, and we don’t have to worry about making nice with the people around us, because we will be on to the next thing in just a minute. When you take a minute, to be in this minute (or hour or day) you don’t get that option unless you want fighting and grumpiness and an overall bad day. For me this applies mostly to homeschooling, but really it fits everyone all the time.
When we are put together with another person or a group of people, it’s important to take a minute and account for one another. It’s like when you have a small house, and then you move to a large house, and then, like the rest of America, lose your house and have to move back into a small house. You sit closer, you bump in the halls, you squeeze around tables, and you wait outside the door because probably you have less bathrooms. You have to account for one another.
It’s not all bad. Bumping into my honey in the hallway? Yes please. Kids don’t have a choice but to snuggle up on the couch? I’ll take it. Impromptu conversations about how Sam’s birthmark looks like a chicken leg? Classic.
Tomorrow, we are going to practice accounting for each other. But for now, I am going to sleep. This mamma is straight. worn. out.