This is Logan doing a action shot of carpool ( the look on his face and the fact that he is flying trough the air pretty much sums up my days CrAzY!!!)
This is me and McKell "Goofing" off in between carpool and 9:00 starting preschool (she caught me with a camera and had to have her turn on the spotlight!)
9:00 to 11:00 Three Year Old Class! They really are a very cute bunch!
Lunch time consists of eating while standing and trowing in one more load of laundry - This makes me feel just a little bit domestic, Since I am home all day!!
12:00 to 2:30 is a four year old class that was sent to me straight from heaven!! I LOVE THESE KIDS! The Kindergarten teachers next year are so so so LUCKY!
I between 3:00 and 6:00, AKA my "spare time" I like to fit in karate, soccer practice, baseball practice, dinner, having Friends over- Logan that is-, Home work, and catching up all the house work that needed to be done for the day!
And I usually like to Finish the night off by putting up Bulletin Boards and vacuuming the preschool! You know all the nice relaxing stuff teacher get to do at night! So that is me LIVING MY DREAM! I really went through a mid life crisis this year when Ashley's Dad asked me what I have completed with my life the last year and I couldn't like of one DAM thing (pardon the French. . OK don't' pardon it D-- is the only that worked here). I work harder everyday then I have ever in my entire life and I could not think of anything newsletter worthy! Lately I have been reading the book "Being the MOM" by Emily Watts and I love it! I am on my second time around and I can't finish a chapter with out getting teary eyed! This is the epilogue at the back of the book and I pretty much have it memorized! hope you enjoy it too:
Is it worth it
As woman of the twenty-first century you're going to hear from alot of different sources that being the mom isn't worth it.They'll tell you it tedious and that is certainly true of any job, at least some of the time. They'll warn you about being unnoticed and under appreciated, and you'll acknowledge that much of what you do seems invisible (unless you leave it undone for a day or two) they'll tell you you're wasting your talent and not accomplishing anything, but that's because they're not patient enough to watch until the fruits of your labor reach maturity.
What these detractors of motherhood don't seem to get is that the story of the world is not about them! It's not about an individual, no matter how much fame or money or power or respect the person acquires. It is all about LEARNING- learning who we are and how to love each other and what we need to do to get back to our father in heaven. And the school of motherhood seems to offer exactly those course!
Being the mom teachers you who you are because you have to reach into the deepest of yourself to summon the mental and emotional resources to do the job. Your will find yourself accomplishing things you would have never dreamed you were capable of, simply they have to be Done!
Being the Mom gives you opportunities to exercise love in all its dimensions; patient love, exuberant love, adoring love, tough love, affectionate love, enduring love, and always always unconditional love! If, as John says, "God is LOVE ( 1 John 4:8) doesn't it make sense that you would draw closer to God the more you practice this divine attribute? as the mom, you'll get plenty of practice!
Finally, Being the mom reveals to you every day what you need to return to your Father in Heaven. After all, MOTHER is one of the few titles you'll take with you when you go. The family you are helping to build represents the only unit on earth that is designed to last through eternity. It is not a waste of your talent- it is the most significant possible use of it!
I can't imagine the any woman loves what she is doing every hour of every day and when things get tough, it is easy to second-guess yourself. The fact that such wonderful array of choices is available to woman today makes it easy to think (especially in those less-rewarding moments) that maybe you chose wrong:
No one can properly asses the value of what you do because they re not thier to see all the little ways in which you are "paid" and how the world is blessed by your selfless efforts.
Someday, Closer to the end of your life, when your grandchildren and great-grandchildren are running around in the yard and climbing up to give you sticky kisses and writing you love notes, I'll bet is will be clearer- to everyone- who made the right choice. And in eternity. when you are sitting surrounded by your posterity and enjoying the sweet companionship of a multitude of loved ones, those people who tried to tell you otherwise in this life will understand what you knew all along:
BEING THE MOM IS THE BEST!!
LOVE YOU ALL