Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Staying Sane in February

Here we are in the midst of February. Honestly, one of the most difficult times of the year. Not because we're busy. No, no. Life has slowed down nicely. We hang around the house all day long, no where to be, nothing pressing. That is the problem. Don't get me wrong, I love how slow life has become. It is a breath of fresh air. But let's be honest, without any plans or any place we need to be during the day, sometimes the afternoon drags on. Lucky for me Kyle is usually home by 5, but still... that 3-5 period of the afternoon can be agonizing.

I can't complain too much, the weather outside is pretty unnaturally fantastic for this time of the year. Sunshine with temperatures in the 50's, 60's even. But then I decided to potty train Keira and that has kept us indoors and close to a toilet. Whoops! 

So what do I do to stay sane? I let my girls make a mess. There has rarely a day gone by in the last week that art supplies of some kind haven't been strewn across our kitchen table.

Mess everywhere. Yet I don't mind one bit. My girls are happy and occupied, enhancing their skills of creativity. And I get a small break to relax or make dinner.

And then Kyle comes home to our disaster. "What happened here!?" He's nice enough not to complain, I think he gets it. We need something to do to keep us happy and to help me on my quest for patience.

This is what we've been up to lately. What have you been doing to survive the February lull? 


  1. School glorious school has helped a lot this year and given our day a whole lot more structure. You are me last year... I remember. Just think... Lagoon opens next month!

  2. Is Hailey coloring in the wall in the last picture?!

    1. Oh, it looks like it, but no. She made some Valentine's decorations that she was taping up there.



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