The onset of the corona quarantine was not difficult for me. This week, however, I have struggled. My mindset needed to be renewed so I got up early this morning and spent time drinking my coffee slowly, exercising and journaling before I get kids up at 7:30 to start the routine of school and the master school schedule created for 5 kids. Normally I can see the massive list of “to do’s” and the constant attention a home with kids needs and begin to knock those out. But I have to strike a balance because this week those things have not brought joy, peace or patience.
Balance is always a work in progress for me. I have accepted it will never be perfected but rather fine tuned by introspection and patience. I texted Lindsey Richie yesterday and gripped about feeding kids ALL the time. I work hard to cook healthy meals and it takes effort. I love doing it but when I hear a little voice 40 minutes later saying “I am hungry, can I have a snack?” I almost loose my dang mind!!!!!!! I am stealing Lindsey’s idea from last summer and putting up a schedule today of times available for snacks and when we will have meals. I am also providing choices for the snacks but requiring one of those choices be a protein.
I have found the outdoors and exercise to be the most beautiful gifts during quarantine. They have truly kept me sane!! Tuesday morning we walked Stella to school. It took us quite a bit longer because we were on a SAVE THE WORMS AND SNAILS 🐌 campaign. We stopped every foot to pick up a worm that had made its way in the sidewalk due to the heavy rain 😂. Good luck with your days today! You are all doing a great job. Keep kicking rear and making adjustments where necessary! #mindset #patience #weareallinthistogether