Updated: Apr 25, 2020
My reading got cut short this morning.
Partially because I slept in and partially because Ace came to me minutes after I sat down to read. He asked, ever so sweetly, if I would help him with his workbook. He is very engaged in improving his writing skills and learning how words are spelled. I imagine we'll have another fluent reader in the house before too much longer.
His request came minutes after I read this sentence in Stephen Covey's, The 8th Habit:
"...the most important work you do in the world will be within the walls of your own home."
I couldn't justify asking him to wait. So I put my book away and we went to work on learning to write and spell and read for an hour and a half.
The rest of my day didn't present any opportunities to pick the book back up. We built "rocket ships" out of his legos while Hope was taking a nap. After she woke up, Mia, Hope, Ace, and I set out for the park.
Playgrounds are closed, but there is a wide open grassy field. The conditions were perfect for kite flying.
Sometimes the routine gets interrupted in the best possible way. I thoroughly enjoyed my day with all 3 of my kids, including the 30 minute dual temper tantrum that happened after we got home from the park and Sara was making dinner.
Tonight will be early to bed, tomorrow will be early to rise and will include some extra reading before doing it all over again.
Quarantine is the best. But I'm going to have to figure out how to start making some more money again to keep up with my reading habit. At the rate I'm going, the cost of books is starting to add up...and rent and groceries and a new car and a new dryer and stuff for the new baby...the bank account is running out of patience.