I'm a terrible blogger, I know. Sometimes I get on a roll. Then other times, life gets in the way and I'm so busy actually living, I forget to write about it. I know most of my readers are fine with that, but it's kinda sad for me. This blog has been a record of our family life since 2002, and it's a great way for me to remember things I'd otherwise forget.
But lately, everything has changed. This year marked the end of our homeschooling. At least formal homeschooling. I think every parent teaches their children. Reagan, Piper, Bridget, and Ciaran are all going to public school. While I was sad to see it end, I have to say, it's been wonderful, too. My day has become so much more structured with regards to the younger kids. Ciaran and Quinn especially. I know have time to do more with them and they love it. My house also looks much better. Not only do I have more time to clean it, but the kids aren't coming behind me and messing it up.
I thought I might miss them during the day, but now I have what I call my "Golden Hour" which is usually about 2 hours long, really. It's when Ciaran goes to school in the afternoon, Quinn and Brennan take a nap, and the house goes quiet. It's the most beautiful time in my whole day, and it's over way too fast.
On a more mundane note, my dryer is broken. Doing laundry for 8 people with no dryer, just blows.