We haven't put up curtains
Oh my gosh, y'all. Yesterday was the first day in nine (9!) days straight that I didn't clean up any disgusting bodily fluids.
Re: the above
Thank you Jesus for hot running water and flushing toilets and high capacity clothes washing machines and bacteria-killing high heat settings on dryers.
Miraculously the three eldest wimmins in our house escaped the plague unscathed and Katy was able to close out A Little Princess without any unfortunate and embarrassing off-stage incidents.
|the friend on the left is wearing a Harry Potter scarf that Katy knitted. That's basically all the intel you need on these 4|
We made extremely highbrow Valentine's for an exchange at our co-op on Wednesday. Cecilia was careful to attire herself appropriately for such an important occasion.
Hey, Lent starts next week. Like, in a couple of days. So, uh, maybe I should start thinking about it maybe a tiny bit?
Anyway, here are three posts I've enjoyed in the last few days whilst putting off making my own plans...
So first you have to think about thinking about Lent. Probably best to start here with Christy's A Conversation Between my Mind and my Conscience.
Then before you actually decide, read this one: Sacrifice All the Things: The Loser's Guide to Winning Lent. The list of excellent ways to make your Lent awful for you and your family at the end is hilarious. And maybe, you know, hit a little bit too close to home. Ahem.
Then if you want to round it out with a more serious post, I loved Sarah's When Repentance Looks Like a Shower. See...repentance doesn't mean beating ourselves up, you know? What repentance requires is 1) stopping doing the thing we're doing that's bad for us and the world and 2) changing direction to do the opposite, which will be good for us and the world. If the thing I'm confessing most often is losing my temper and being frustrated with my kids, and the way for me to not be that way is to get more sleep and, like, bathe every once in a while, then doing those things is the way I repent. Sleeping more and being dressed is the path to doing the opposite of the sin. It is repentance. It's a little mind blowing, isn't it? That a thing could be good for us and good for our families can actually be....good.
Last one! Last one!
What if we allow ourselves to be happy to be "just" a mom? Ana explores the idea of permitting herself to be content. It's really good -----> It's Okay to Want More....Kids