Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The first day...

Today was my kids' first day of regular school. They were nervous. M bounced. E brooded. It's funny how the same emotion plays out differently in different kids.

Anyhoo...they loved it. Their teachers rock. And they were tired.

I loved it...It feels like the right fit. AND I got to work-out, spend time with the Littles, and be an introvert. When 3 o'clock rolled around instead of feeling frazzled and emotionally drained I had energy and love to pour into my kiddos.

It was one of those, "So this is what normal feels like" moments. I don't mean that homeschooling is abnormal. I just mean that I'd forgotten what it feels like to not be emotionally spent...to give out of abundance instead of a deficit.

One of these days I'm gonna blog about that giving out of a deficit thing. Just not today.

Hope your Wednesday was as happy as mine.

3 comments:

Gretchen Crocker said...

I prayed for them today, I know its a big change. Glad it went so well.

Kari said...

Praise God - I'm so happy that the kids loved it and you felt at peace about it.

I've heard mom's say that sometimes they can love their kids better when they have time away from each other.

I hope this continues to be a great fit!

Angela said...

yay! so glad to hear it went so well!! That is terrific!! woohoo!