It is amazing that 2 weeks has FLOWN by since I last posted here. Pete and the older girls got to go on a trip to see family which left me here...far away with 4 little kids....
WE. HAD. THE. BEST. TIME!!
I missed the bigs...don't get me wrong. But I also enjoyed the change of pace with having a house full of "not big" people. Life is much more simple when we take 2 pre-teen girls out of the mix. I always heard that the older they get the harder it is. And when you are up all night nursing, changing diapers 400 times a day, and pacing the floor with a 10 month old who does not want you to sit down EVER, you can't imagine anything harder than that!
But hard changes. And for any home school mom that is reading this don't think that I have not already thought that I have made it harder because they are no longer home with me all day. I have thought it! Would the struggles be less? I know from experience they would just be different. But I am pretty sure struggle is part of the plan for me right now.
I have about 4 days left until they come home. I have a few bathrooms to scrub and a floor or two to mop. But mostly I have to prepare my heart for the transition. I have been in charge now for 2 weeks with people who comply without negotiation .
I think this past 2 weeks has given me a new perspective on some dynamics in this house. I've had some adjusting to do and when the girls come home from this incredible vacation I know they will have some adjusting to do as well. I can only hope that I remain the adult in the situation and remain patient...not my most natural virtue (still not sure which virtue comes natural to me...they all seem pretty tuff).