What a beautiful day in the neighborhood! A great day for soccer, which is much of what we did today. Two of my four children have been invited to someone else's house for sleepovers! My husband is at a Master's party which I hope to sneak over to after I've made the big sleepover switcheroo.
We have a family rule, no more than one sleepover a week-end. It might sound crazy to some of you, but we live in a small town and sleepovers prevail. At any time on any week-end night, all my kid has to do is look out the window in any direction to see one of his or her friends playing which always leads to sleepover requests. I'm all for sleepovers, but it really wears them out (because of the lack of sleep in sleepover), so I think one a week-end is sufficient. But if often seems that all their friends pair up for that second night, and I feel like a real meanie. Just like the PG-13 movies. We just say no way. Not until you're 13. And no cell phone, when literally all my daughter's friends have one now. So I guess I'm going to have to give on something to lose the 'meanest mom in town' label. What do you guys think? Her birthday is in June, so I need your feedback.
Are you the 'meanest mom in town' on something? If so, let me know. (for selfish reasons, so I'll feel better and so might someone else who reads it) Or are you the mom who lets your kid do all those things and you think I'm ridiculous? I'd like to hear from you, too.
So back to soccer. I went to the soccer field today and my mind raced with things to do 'after soccer'. But I told myself to stop it, today is about soccer, nothing else, until it's over. And it really helped me enjoy it more. My husband enjoyed it more, too, I think because I wasn't constantly asking him about the day's details.
We're in the last nine weeks of school. I can hardly believe it. Soon I'll have two in middle school and two in elementary school. Please pray for me because August will bring a big transition for me, and I want to make it well. I need to reorganized the way our whole house works once everyone is in school. The play room will FINALLY become a guest room, and I'll have no more excuses for messy closets and not enough socks. But I want to be organized enough that my writing time will continue to be protected. I'll be asking for lots of support and suggestions on this topic!
Have a wonderful week-end. Be in the moment, and enjoy your family.
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