I have a confession to make...
It's February and it's getting a little loopy around here. Not only are these last few weeks of winter taking their toll on me, but they seem to be triggering some sort of chemical reaction in the little minds of my children as well.
I've heard from countless friends, teachers and fellow homeschoolers that February is truly a trying, in fact, the most trying month when it comes to children. So I know I'm not alone.
This is a consolation, I will admit. However, it doesn't really help to relieve any of the loopiness around here. It seems my house is filled with so much ______. You fill in the blank. Words like chaos, noise, motion, screeching, hopping, flipping, jumping. These words would fit in that blank nicely.Not to mention the little toddler attitude that has flared up oh-so intensely around here (see photos below- notice the look that says, "I can do it by myself, now step away from my toothbrush!").
But on a positive note, I am so blessed to have (in my opinion) three of the most creative and imaginative children. I honestly can admit that I have not heard the phrase, "Mom, I'm bored" at all this entire winter. This is so inspiring and brings hope to me! No matter how cooped-up we may all feel at times, there are still games to play, songs to sing, forts to build, dramas to be acted out and costumes to dress up in. Oh, the costumes. There are so many. Some cute, some scary and some that have involved varying interpretations of Davy Crockett as a geisha (see photo below, ahem). The joys of having an older sister (poor Nicolas!).
Thanks for letting me get this all out. I just know I can make it now.