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Thankful for...

...breaks. Being an introvert means that it doesn't take much to put me at the edge of enough. With all the busy-ness in life, it's easy to start feeling like being at the edge is normal -- and I don't want to be like that.

Yesterday was lovely. E had a playdate after her testing, and D went on a long bike ride. It was just me (and DH), just like it is during school -- except I didn't have to worry about kiddos coming home or going to school to deal with this or that. I got all caught up (and then some) with work, and I had time to finish a good book and make a leisurely dinner.

Today, we're back at it, and I'm scheduled to help out in E's class, and D has basketball practice tonight...but I'm trying to hold onto that feeling of freedom from yesterday. Plus, I can look ahead and see the three-day weekend coming.

What do breaks mean for you? I know our neighbor hates them because they make her feel off-kilter (and she has three kiddos, ages 6, 4, and 2). For parents who work outside the home, they're also challenging.

Peace to you this Thursday!

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beachdog
Jan. 17th, 2013 05:58 pm (UTC)
What's a break? ;o)
robinellen
Jan. 17th, 2013 06:15 pm (UTC)
Now that would be a shame (never getting one)...:)
olmue
Jan. 18th, 2013 02:12 am (UTC)
It's got to be really challenging when all the parents work. Especially on those unexpected snow days.

I like breaks in part because bedtimes and get-up times are so much easier. But when we have too may days and it's too nasty to go out (subzero qualifies for that in my book, I don't care how many clothes you put on!), everyone starts to get grumpy after a while. And then I feel like I'm playing referee all day. (You can tell I'm hoping for nicer weather the next few days--my kids got out for PT conferences this afternoon and don't go back until WEDNESDAY.)
robinellen
Jan. 18th, 2013 02:13 am (UTC)
Wow, Weds?? Maybe they're trying to make up for your extremely short winter break.

Yeah, it's hard when the weather's so awful there's no way the kiddos can be outside. I sometimes have to separate mine--but that's easier to do when there are only two of them!
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