Running and Running

I was trying to think of an appropriate title for this blog post, but that was the best I could do.

I’m feeling a little “out of breath” with life right now.  Homeschooling four children of diverse ages and abilities can keep me hopping.  For the first year, I have all four officially “school-aged.”  I have a middle-schooler and a kindergartner and two in between.  Just when I thought life couldn’t get busier, here we go.

My problem is not so much school.  Amazingly, I can juggle all four and teach them fairly well.  All of us are enjoying school this year.  The problem is all the other stuff.  Besides school, I need to feed these people three times a day and several snacks.  I want to serve healthy, less-processed food.  This takes time.  And cooking.  I also need to keep the house reasonably clean.  And wash six people’s clothes on a regular basis.

I’m having a hard time with balance.  I’m not a very good cook.  Homemaking in general is not my strong suit.  And so I’m running.

I’m enjoying what we do and I am so thankful that we do it.  But, some days I am just tired of running.

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