One thing I looked forward more than all the rest was doing neat stuff with my kids: crafts, travel, cooking, service, good old fashioned housework. I couldn't wait.
I am there now. I have children old enough to work with me, and young enough to want to do an art project or go somewhere nifty together.
This morning, my girls and I sat down in the living room and mapped out what we wanted to do with the day. We tossed around ideas, and decided on what sounded best. I made up a big, goofy list and pinned it to the board. Then we all dived in. Some of it was work, some of it was play, most of it got done. We all took great pleasure in each thing that got crossed off. Go, team!
I am grateful that we make a good team. I have waited a long ol' time for enough team players to make it fun and effective. I love working with my kids (when "working" actually happens). Not always sunshine and roses, mind you, but when it is, it makes up for all the times it's not. It's pleasant conversation, goofy jokes, teaching/learning moments for everyone, memories that will carry us through. Part of our team has been missing this week, due to Scout Camp. I'm certainly grateful the "away" team is coming home today. I have really missed them!
What are you blessed with today?