It’s hard to manage a household from the couch.
Of course, I’m not always sitting on the couch with my feet up. Sometimes I am lying down in bed.
Still, when I look back over the past few months, I am kind of amazed at what we’ve accomplished.
I put together two portfolios, got two children evaluated and standardized tested, turned everything into the school district with a day to spare, and got a letter assuring me we were compliant with the law and my children appear to be receiving an appropriate education.
With my husband’s help– OK, let’s be honest, he did all the heavy work and I sat there and told people what to do– I decluttered the garage, basement, and attic. And let me tell you, we got rid of an amazing amount of stuff.
Again, with the help of my amazing family, I potty trained Daniel and finally have Nicholas staying in his own bed all night.
Today, I completed teaching my 50th day of homeschooling for the 2010-2011 school year.
And, perhaps most amazing of all, I’ve grown these two wondrous squirmy babies for 27 weeks.
Still, it’s been hard. When I first found out I was having twins, lots of experienced moms of multiples told me it would be more physically demanding than anything I had ever done before, and more physically demanding than I would ever expect. I thought they were exaggerating. If anything, they were downplaying things.
The pregnancy is going well, but I’ve already been in Labor and Delivery for a non-stress test. While everything was fine, it’s become increasingly obvious that the secret of keeping these babies inside as long as possible is taking it easy. Taking it easy means I spend my mornings on the couch and my afternoons and evenings in the bed. And yet it’s working. How weird is that?
One big concession we’re making this year is putting Daniel in the church preschool. Today is his first day. It’s hard, but those two-and-a-half hours, three mornings a week, makes it much easier to homeschool the other three from the couch. We’ve made some other concessions as well, and I’ll hopefully be posting about them over the next few weeks. And while I may not be happy about all of the changes, I know we’re doing what’s best for our family. I remember that it’s just for a season. It might not look pretty, but it’s working.