Today has been a busy day. I gave Chris some pointer on the biscuits he was making for breakfast. I won't say I helped him, because he did a great job solo! I led a great family discussion about how to handle kitchen cleanup when Ben and Chris move back home for the summer. And then I helped clean up the kitchen. I don't mind cleaning up when I didn't have to make the food - Trent and Chris made a fabulous team for biscuits and gravy this morning.
I helped Angel sort through the dresses in her closet. She has a dozen of them, but only wears two. We pared down a few, and she remembered some that she just loves - maybe they will see more wear time. Or we can pare down a few more.
I assembled a shelf, with the help of four additional hands, and figured out where to hang it. Trent is better at the power tools, so I let him hang it on the wall. I also located a spider in the bathroom sink and allowed him to kill it for me. See how nice I am?
I supported a neighbor's moving sale and toured their house. I'm now fighting a touch of envy because it is bigger and five million times better laid out than the one I live in. I wish I could buy it.
I sent birthday wishes to a brother-in-law. I texted a list of shopping items my dad has requested to my sister-in-law.
I held a six-year-old on my lap and consoled him when everyone else got to play with a toy but he didn't. I later convinced the other one that he would not die if he ate the gravy. A bribe of chocolate milk didn't hurt there.
I taught David about pedal markings in piano music and how to properly use the sustain pedal. He is teaching himself to play "Chariots of Fire." I admire his dogged determination to do things he sets his mind to.
I had a discussion with Eddie about "fair," and complemented him for getting right on his chores. He is the best one we have to get started without being asked.
I can't take a nap yet, because I still need to have an executive council meeting with my fabulous husband and send an email to my brothers. And lunch - it's about that time.
I wonder what the afternoon will bring?