I have recently changed my feelings on Mondays. I love Mondays. It is my favorite day of the school week. The only thing that would make it better would be if Kevin were home with us, too. On Mondays we wake up, take our time having breakfast, have our devotion and start schoolwork. We have lunch around 12:30 and usually take a break watching some kind of fun educational video (today was Disney Imagineering on Energy) or play music or an audiobook. Then we start back up again and finish whenever we get through everything, mixing our chores in all the while. We don't have to be anywhere at any particular time. We don't rush around the house.
Today was one of the best Mondays I can remember. We got all of our work done, all of our chores done, the house isn't a wreck, we had some good conversations, we spent hours just reading together, the kids even got to play some video games and I got some down time in the mix. I got to snuggle in bed with each of the kids and even get to play tooth fairy tonight.
Kevin's even out of town and Caleb helped out a ton. He put away the dishes and re-loaded it for me, took out all of the trash - even to the curb, and took time to do something nice for both of his siblings. This evening he said he's not feeling great, so we're praying he's not got some kind of bug.
Not perfect, but really good. Really, really good. I am blessed and I am thankful. I love my children so very much. They are so precious. We miss their daddy today but, all in all, a wonderful day.