- Get up before everyone else. Read. Pray. Do yoga (or go swimming).
- Take a shower, even if the baby has to come along. (Naked babies are fun, after all.)
- DO NOT YELL UP THE STAIRS. It does not make you feel happy. Walk upstairs to say whatever it is that needs saying.
- Do not whine back to whiners.
- LOOK AT THE CALENDAR. Your planner is your friend.
- Wait until after school to look at the computer.
- Read aloud. And snuggle.
- Work on making something with a child.
- Work on making something all by yourself.
- Watch birds.
- Breathe fresh air. Go outside, even for a second.
- Eat vegetables.
- Remember that there are people that live outside this house. Talk to one (or some) of them.
- Give one hundred bazillion hugs and kisses. (They are much more important than math. Really.)
I’m printing this out and putting it on my bathroom mirror. I’m needing the reminder lately during these days of not-quite-spring.
Speaking of spring– the new issue of Rhythm of the Home is up!
It’s full of creativity, fun, and loveliness– including the pattern for my sweetie birds. Go check it out!