Homework is challenging for the boys-I'm not a teacher, but I am a mom, and I don't like how its taking a toll on life at home. I found some books at the library, and I think between those and talking with the teachers, and a good dose of faith and hard work, we'll work through these challenges.
Lately I've been thinking about my mom and how she managed with four kids-and how messy the divorce has gotten-wondering when it went wrong and how they dealt with money and kids, and wanting so much more for myself, as a human, mom, wife. Communication is key-and R and I have been working on that-it takes work to be on the same page-but we want so much for our family. I often hear myself telling the kids, "I'm doing the best that I can." "We're doing the best that we can." "We're a team, partners, a family." I don't remember hearing that growing up-or maybe my memory of that time has faded. Either way, I want it better for my children, for them to have a strong set of values and good character. FPU has been getting my mind spinning-too much to write down here-and when I do have a thought worth writing about, its not necessarily right when I can blog. Such is life with a houseful of beautiful, busy, active children.