Monday, February 28, 2011

Marvelous Monday

Marvelous Monday...

Teaching elementary school, we would come up with cute names for each day of the week. Then write a welcome letter each morning for the students to dissect. Marvelous Monday, Terrific Tuesday, Wacky Wednesday, and the list goes on...

Mondays are just ugh days for me. Really, I'm not quite sure they are so marvelous, but I am trying the positive thinking approach at the moment. In reality by the end of the day my mind and body are completely spent. The boys and I get up around 8 or 9am. Sounds idyllic right? Well, when I get to bed around 1 or 2 am, it's still barely enough sleep. We eat breakfast. Then on Mondays (and Wednesdays) we head to "big school" for speech therapy for my oldest. Then turn right around and go to the babysitters while I teach.

It really does affect the boys schedule that I try to keep as consistent as possible. I want them to feel comfortable in their day to day life, so they can feel safe, secure and learn. Lunch at 10:30 am too early on these days? Yes...especially when we just ate breakfast at 9am. No nap for a 1 year old because Mommy (or Daddy) isn't around? Not fun. Poor thing crashes hard the second he is fastened in his car seat.

The joy of teaching my college students is beyond words. Yet, I'm exhausted. It's now 11pm and though I have a list a mile long of things that need to be done. The first thing that is most pressing can't even pop into my brain. I might as well write off these days of doing anything constructive. Just loving on my babies and being mommy and wife is the most important.

I am looking forward to the semester being over. The time when I am done with school, when hubby graduates, when home school truly begins and when my life quiets down a bit into a bit more of a non-chaotic place. Until then positive speaking will have to continue to bring up my happiness until Mondays really truly turn into quiet, slower Marvelous Mondays.

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