We got right to school this morning. And we covered a lot. Religion included "God's Is Holy" from our Leading Little Ones To God book, Psalm 99, and the story of Polycarp from Trial and Triumph. Then it was Math, Reading, Writing, story time, starting our study of Yellowstone National Park, Spelling, and another chapter of Little House in the Big Woods.
At this point, Ciaran came home, and we all ate. Then I got ready and I took all the kids with me to speech. I realized what an impression our religion lesson had made when Bridget started singing up a made up song to the coat rack that consisted mostly of the word "Holy". They were really awesome at speech though. It was amazing how much Ciaran did with his sisters there. He took turns, communicated "help", said "my turn", etc. Some people might think it's not such a good idea to have a big family when you have children with Autism who need a lot of time and attention. But really, for us, having a big family has largely been a big help.
After speech we went to Babies R Us to look around. The kids were good there too, but I was starting to feel the tired of lugging so many in and out of the car. It's all the car seat strapping, I think. It wears me out. Right now I long to have a bunch of kids who can fasten their own seat belts. But I know that when I do, I'll long for the days when they were all babies. Hey, at least I'm honest. I know I'm only kidding myself about the greener grass on the other side of the fence.
I guess today wasn't that spectacular for any special reason. It was just another day in the life. My kids were kids. They got made at each other, played together, and loved each other. We did every day things in every day ways. We laughed, learned, and enjoyed what we were given. And maybe there's a lesson in that somewhere too. One day these days will all blur together and I'll miss them. But today was just...today. And it was good.