This morning, we slept in again until the ripe old hour of 7:30. I grabbed Josiah and threw him in bed with us. He proudly grabbed a pillow, snuggled between us, and pretended to snore.
This week I got to so some simplicity parenting follow through: I culled through Addie's closet. I realized that she had far too many choices in her closet--many of which were inappropriate because of fit. It wasn't fair to her to let her pick something out and then tell her why she couldn't wear it. So, I put all the winter clothes away and then divided her current lot into five blouses, five dresses with sleeves, five with short sleeves, and a couple of sleeveless. Finally, I put her fancy church dresses in the back of the closet so she can't see them at a glance. I hope this will enable her to pick things that will make both Mom and Addie happy.
I did the same with Elias' closet and had him try on all of his summer clothes before he left. He's down to a few dress shirts, a few sweater vests, and some lingering sweaters. I cleared out their drawers as well.
The other fantastic things I accomplished were:
Getting my haircut--always a monumental task because my hair cut place is closed on Adam's day off and who wants to pay a babysitter on top of the price of a haircut?
Attempting to make gluten free cookies--total failure, by the way
Returning library books
Filling out forms for Elias for Therapy and calling to get his prescription for said Therapy
Writing a few thank you notes
All the laundry in the house is folded and put away
Hanging up some pictures
Ordering theologically sound Easter books for Easter baskets
And, yes, on top of all of this, I did smell the roses with Josiah. Thanks to Bibi for a lovely break.