For all intents and purposes, I’d classify myself as a stay-at-home mom. Yet, since both kids started school in August I haven’t spent much time at home. Between my part-time gig as ag literacy coordinator and full-time obligations as professional volunteer (My Farmer gave me that title), there are weeks on my calendar when I leave the house on Monday and feel like I don’t come home ‘til Friday.
Which is why Friday evenings approach with much anticipation, not because My Farmer and I head out on the town, but because on these chilly, dark fall nights we nestle in and exhale a week’s worth of “things to do” and inhale a few hours of peace.
Tonight, the kids and I arrived home from school around 5 o’clock. I spent the day setting up for next week’s All-Star Book Fair and afternoon’s teachers’ preview. When the last classroom wish list was made, the kids and I piled in the car and headed home.
Ahhhhhhhhhh . . . I think even the kids breathe a sigh of relief on Fridays knowing homework can sit for a day and Saturday cartoons await.
Tonight, we enjoyed crock-pot chili, checkers and the last chapter of The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Ahhhhhhhhhh . . . chili, children and checkers . . . fuel for another week.
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