We have another Hour by Hour Challenge completed by the Heather Wilson! Here is what she had to say about her experience!
Starting at 6 am in the morning, my younger boys have been sleeping on the floor in their big sisters room. I think it helps them feel comforted with an extra person, but I really think she likes it the most, that he twin brothers are with her!
The mornings have been slow, and that includes slow to get dressed, slow to get moving, and a much slower pace of just about everything. Oddly enough, it was just what we all needed. Our lives had been so go go go that I think we had forgotten how to slow down. I’m pretty sure our dog is more than happy to have us home al day! She hasn’t left the kids side.
Our house is big enough that everyone could be in several different places at once, but we all desire connection, and I’ve noticed since being in quarantine how all my kids choose to spend their time with one another. There has been very little fighting, if any at all. I’m so proud at how well they are handling change in routine and schedule. In fact, I really think this was the down time they needed!
At 9am dad had to leave for church. It was going to be live streamed. It was the first time anyone had the left the house in over a week! Such an odd and weird feeling knowing we weren’t going out with him.
The kids snuggled up together in front of the computer to watch their dad at church. It was a very different feelings this Sunday morning, but watching dad on the dad was entertaining for them! And in true fashion Luke and James sat as close as possible, and Luke laid his head on his brother. Their connection will always be a mystery to me…but I’m so thankful to be their mom and watch their relationship! Identical twins sure are something special!
Church live stream over, and this one only has food on his mind! Almost lunch time!
We are trying our best to limit screen time, but it’s hard when friends can only be reached by FaceTiming or zooming. It’s good for the soul to catch up with those we have connections with, even when your only 10 and in 5th grade! Curious younger brother just listening in…in his underwear…lol
Routines are so important in this time of staying home. So in an effort to keep things as normal as possible, and to just waste the time, bath time it was!! They really know how to put on the serious face…lol…Anyone need a model, I think I have a couple 😉
Stuck inside for now…not just because we need to be, but also because the rain and cold just won’t let up in the midwest! Someday will see spring, and someday soon we will be past the worst of the virus. We are doing our part to keep everyone around us safe and well! Staying, but finding fun when I we can!
Dad and Grace thinking about how to move her bed around. A new perspective and new environment is good for the soul. And this right here is the best dad in the world willing to rearrange her entire room because she asked!
I had taken a shower…and it was my birthday this day! I had mostly forgotten because the days just kind of bleed into one another. But I came out to the sweetest little handwriting from two of the sweetest little boys. Placed it right on my phone (maybe I should put the phone down more?! Something to think about 😉 “happy birthday mom”
Did I say he was the best dad in the world?? Oh yeah, he’s also the best husband! Preparing dinner, getting meds out for those who need them, and doing most of the kitchen duties! This actually is his norm…he’s always made the food, prepared the meals, and done the grocery shopping! I couldn’t have asked for anything better than this man right here!
It was certainly not the birthday I had thought it would be, but it was good with my daughter making me cupcakes and only having 6 candles, I felt a lot younger than I really am! I was surprised with balloons, and with kisses and hugs, and sticky fingers and faces. I don’t really think I could have asked for much more 🙂
At 7pm Grace decided to read to her brothers in her “new” room that was totally rearranged! I notice now how much more she is enjoying being in her room. I think we all need a little “rearrangement” every now and then. This has been so challenging and so rewarding in many ways! (And yes, I believe they mostly stayed in their undies all day! Why not? 😉
I ended the day with this last picture at 8pm. Grace was reading to me her new book by a man who had spent his childhood being made fun of because he looked a little different. She really really enjoys the book, and I highly recommend it for 5 grade and up. Learning compassion for those who may be different than us is a skill we are need a refresher on every now and then!
I hope you enjoyed my “Day in the Life”…it was a pretty lazy Sunday, I turned 36, and everyone stayed in PJ’s. We are safe, healthy, and happy…so many others in this world are not. I’m thankful everyday that these small moments I get to capture and love, while we think about and pray for those don’t have the luxury of safe and stable environment to call home, both doing this global crisis and even when the crisis is over! May we all learn more about helping our neighbors, extending a hand of comfort and understanding, and remember that we all live on this big earth together as one collective human race, all deserving of love and compassion and understanding!
We have a regular feature to see how all of YOU spend your days! If you are interested in completing this challenge, and writing a few paragraphs about your day to go with your images, I’d love to feature you on the blog! Email your text and images (sized 2048px on the long end) to firstname.lastname@example.org!