“Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their labor. If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.”
Once he got off work, Daddy helped me take care of the children just because he knew; he just knew. I had a long, full day. (I battle with insomnia. And so I try to make it through as best I can.) It would probably be hard for just anyone to notice how tired I really am… but he knows. He just knows.
I tell you, we surely accomplished plenty of school during today’s daylight hours. Since I was not capable of venturing out due to this blanket of exhaustion over me, I vowed to make today a useful one packed with learning activities. And so that’s what we did. We had writing, reading and math. We went over the months and days of the week (as well as patterns & shapes for the littles). We looked at a few of the famous people we’re learning about like Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Harriet Tubman, Florence Nightingale and Helen Keller. We even reviewed geography! What a day of educational endeavors for sure. The children also did art with water colors and kinetic sand! I think at one point they got into the board games as well. And where I’m not saying they played according to the rules, they enjoyed themselves nonetheless. Thank God my husband knew I was so, so tired and just jumped right in upon returning home. He cleaned up for me and helped with the children. He fixed our son’s wooden train track, hit some ball and finally settled in to let our boy read to him. Yep, Daddy was there when I needed him to be… and for that I’m thankful.
Although I was energy deficient, with my husband being completely hands on, together we were able to bring this day to a close with bells and whistles! We made things easy tonight by eating leftovers, giving the kids quick baths and ultimately making wise decisions to end the day well. Because of those choices, Daddy even got to watch the same dance the children all performed for me yesterday! Then, as the sweet man always does- he reads to them, prays with them and finishes the whole bedtime routine. In conclusion, I write this blog to say how I’m beyond grateful for a husband and father who is in it with me… sleepless nights and all. #TogetherIsBetter