Thursday, June 19, 2008

Home at Last

The kids came home a few days early. In the past this would have mess with my plans or invaded my time of being alone. Not this time, I guess as I have got older it doesn't matter as much that I have so much time alone. They aren't as needy as they used to be and I don't feel like they demand as much. They are good boys, they have there moments when you feel a little overwhelmed, there are 4 of them. Like when they all want something at the same time and you don't know where to start. LOL Most of the time they listen and follow instructions. Now that 3 of the 4 can read it makes life so much easier. I just make a list of what I want them to do and they do it. This way they don't forget something and I don't have to keep telling them what to do. They also feel like they are accomplishing something every time they can mark something off. Something about putting the line through a task on paper makes you have a little more pap in your step. It also shows them that there is an end in sight. All they have to do is what is on the list and then they are free to do what they want. Within reason. I am so glad to have them home. I guess I am not as tough without them as I thought.

2 comments:

emelyn said...

That is a GREAT idea to make a list for them to do. How old are your kids BTW? My kids have been driving me crazy lately, what am I going to do with them all summer! LOL!

April said...

THEY ARE 14,9,7,&4. THE OLDER ONES READ THE 4 YEAR OLDS TO HIM.