It's also Five Minute Friday, and while I did have Five Minutes to write this morning, I finally have the time to sit down and type it into a neat little blog post. Today was one of those days where I even forgot to pee.
I did manage to finish my Place essay for my writing class, and I managed a book review presentation of a creative non-fiction book for my class. I fed my family, got milk at the grocery store, filled the van with gas, took care of my kids and a few other things thrown in. I want to be sleeping, but I also just want to get my 5 minutes up... so here it is, written right after breakfast this morning, just after my sweet husband took all my kids to school for the morning.
(This right here is just a sample of what my cute kids are capable of... part of the great photo shoot we had in the rain last month with the great Darker Shades of Brown)
My five minutes on Quiet:
I have a confession to make. Sometimes my kids are so loud and crazy (even the good loud and crazy), that I can't seem to think straight. They clamor and question all at the same time and suddenly I can't hear any of them.
Questions go unanswered, littlest one doesn't get the help she needs, one of them (or more) forgets something important and we arrive at our destination 5-10 minutes late and I've had to spend the 20 minute ride into town apologizing for my outburst with one or more of the kids.
I have a secret ... sometimes I send all the kids to the van 5 minutes before it's time to go. This gives me a chance to collect my thoughts, to make sure I have everything I need for the five errands in town we are going to make that day. It also give my kids a chance to remember that one more thing they needed for their activity...
and then there is peace in my van and in my heart.
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