Today I decided I needed to clear my schedule and focus on my family. For some reason life has been busy, I felt like my kids needs were not being met, and I decided today that would change. So I emailed the teacher I was scheduled to help and sent a text to the group of ladies I was supposed to go to dinner with and let them know something had come up and I wouldn't be able to make it.
Instead of feeling guilty like I thought I would, I felt like I had done the right thing.
I spent the morning finishing the last few projects others were needing from me so when Hannah got home we could spend the afternoon together, and then when Samantha and Hunter came home they would have my full attention.
When Hannah came home we ate lunch and then put on our pajamas. I promised her that morning if she would get dressed and go to school, when she got home she could change back into her pajamas.
That girl would live in her pajamas if I let her.
We pulled out the pearler beads and spent the afternoon sorting our new beads and creating unicorns and cupcakes. When Hunter and Samantha came home they immediately joined in.
The best part is when my kids are all gathered around doing projects they start talking and I hear all about their day instead of the "good" answer I normally get.
And then to top the night off, we all sat down at the table to eat dinner together. I was thinking how sad it is I can't remember the last time that happened.
The kids, for the most part, were happy and got along with each other. I also noticed a lack of fights at bedtime, instead Samantha actually told me she was tired and ready for bed. It was lovely.
Thankfully it is the weekend and ours is commitment free, something I am looking forward to.