^J^ is *almost* done with this semester and it's been so nice to have had him home for extended periods of time over the last 2 days! The house is clean, we've had meals together, time for Advent activities, time to go workout, etc, and it feels so good to have time to enjoy each other and our cozy house.
The busyness of life was starting to get to me, and I'm ready for the break as much as he is. I think the kids are ready too. Yesterday at PMO, *A* kept asking me if school was over and they both have been a little under-the-weather this week. Today we laid around in our pjs until 10am and when we were finally getting dressed, *A* kept asking where we were going...she's so used to us rushing around and going somewhere or having someone over, and it was boggling her mind that we were home with nothing planned! It has me thinking about homeschooling again and how it would work. Would we get tired of being home all day? (No, because we wouldn't be home all day most days) Would my social butterfly child go crazy? (Maybe, but we'd have social time for her with friends) Would I go crazy? (Maybe, but I know those crazy moments would be mixed with wonderful moments too). I don't know what we'll do about it, but I do know that today the kids and I had the time to bake, read books for uninterrupted periods of time, find and sharpen colored pencils and then draw, do puzzles, mop the kitchen (*A* did this), finish decorating the tree, move the tree to a new location (and then sweep), eat breakfast and lunch together, and now, nap. Many of my favorite blogging mommies homeschool and I especially love this blog and the author wrote this post about why she homeschools. It is something I've considered for a long time and I agree with her reasons and sympathize with her struggles. Anywho, this is what's on my mind today.