I have a few minutes to kill before nap time, and rather than folding laundry, I’m going to sit on my computer and prattle on a bit. As I mentioned before, I volunteered for our church’s VBS this week. The evening times have definitely been challenging for us as a family, but my kids are holding up pretty well. It wasn’t until last night that one of them finally had a meltdown, which is pretty darn good. Last year, they barely made it to Wednesday…and so did I!
I think a big part of it has been that my kids have still been sleeping decently. I decided to try something for our drive home each night, to get the kids wound down after being wound up. It’s only a ten-minute drive, but I wanted to find a way to calm them down before we got home and had to tackle bedtime.
I found a local “light praise” station that plays beautiful instrumental versions of worship songs at the time we’re going home, so, before I start the car, I ask them to be quiet and listen to the music. I allow them to talk to me and each other, but no playing.
Once we pull into the driveway, I tell them that when we go inside, we’ll be putting our shoes away and getting right into bed.
Surprise of all surprises? It’s working.
Well, I guess it’s not that weird, since God is gracious to those of us with little lambs. (Isaiah 40:11)
And now for something completely different: Links!
- Cloth Diapering 101 ~ Simple Mom ~ A great place to start your research if you’re curious.
- De-Stress with Simple Mom ~ 4 Reluctant Entertainmers ~ 10 great tips and ideas to make having company fun and fellowshipish (Yes, I made that up. So what?), rather than formal.
- #557: Creating tracts that look like money. ~ Stuff Christians Like
- Mercury Disvcovered in High Fructose Corn Syrup: What They’re Just Now Telling Us ~ Small Notebook ~ Not trying to be alarmist…just surprised by this info. Levi & I are eliminating this from our diet, one item at a time, as we find replacements.
- How in the World Did I Get Here? ~ Gather Little by Little
- Weekend Links ~ Birth In Joy
For the Birth Junkies Out There: