Ugh. It's been an awful week and a half. Ok maybe only a week, but it feels like longer. Chopper and I have both been plagued by some kind of cold from a very evil place.
Last night I had very little sleep because I had several severe bouts of coughing. Like half hour, 45 minute stretches of coughing. And unfortunately, thanks to Lloyd Voldemort in there, that means I pee a lot too. Sorry for the info. It's just really annoying.
So what do the girls do during all of this? They watch TV. I am a terrible horrible mother who needs to engage with her children more I think. It's just hard right now. It is better when I'm not sick though so maybe I need to cut myself some slack. It's the germ bugs talking right? The nasty, evil germ bugs.
But I have felt lately like maybe we need more to do. Not in the sense of keeping busy because there is plenty there but more that we need to do and less free time. Like raising chickens, or planting a garden, or art projects or something. Of course we're not allowed to have chickens, I don't have the slightest green thumb or desire to have a green thumb, and my artistic skills are severely lacking. Maybe I should do more preschool activities. That's something I could probably be decent at that would give structure to our day. Admittedly though, I like not having deadlines and schedules and stuff. I am a horribly lazy person.
That is not the germ bugs talking either.
I need to think about this though because really -- children should work. And maybe that would help around here. Anyone have suggestions on how you get your children working when there's nothing to take care of (garden, pets, etc.) and I am NOT getting a pet. No way.