Friday, June 26, 2009

Some days, you just need to throw away the list.

I woke up this morning feeling out of sorts, not grumpy, just wishing for something different than what was planned. Chores and laundry just sounded - blah.

So I didn't do any. We spent the day learning about penguins (coloring pages, connect the dots, anatomical diagrams, puzzles, and the penguin scene in Mary Poppins!) and playing in sprinklers and puddles (and then the bathtub - I wish I'd thought to snap a picture of my very muddy boys) and then we turned the dinner table into a kitchen and made banana bread. It is much more fun on the table - the extra room makes it easier for me to help the boys participate. Jonathan can crack an egg all by himself now, and both boys are learning how to measure dry ingredients.

I still have to do the laundry and the house isn't very clean. But I think that today, this was a good decision.


Mom said...

I wonder how many days I threw away the list. I don't know, but it was a lot! And they were good days more often than not. Glad you did!

Amy said...

Good for you! I don't do it enough! What made you study Penguins??? Have appreciated your last post on mothering so much!

Emily (Laundry and Lullabies) said...

Amy, penguins were kind of a random choice. Previously we were learning about flamingos, and I ALWAYS get those two words confused, so I guess penguins were on my mind because of that. :)