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I COULD Be Crabby, But . . .

Oh, heck. There’s no
“but” to that statement.

I always enjoy our times off school, and then turn into the Queen
of Cranky when it’s over. I think I actually enjoy the time
off more than they do – the time off making nutritious and
interesting lunches; packing a variety of healthful snacks;
checking homework; emptying rock collections and handfuls of acorns
out of backpacks; trying desperately to find a pair of socks thirty
SECONDS before we need to leave for school; waking up the crabbies
in the morning; the list is endless.

I told a few people this week – if it weren’t for my
pesky job and that stupid schooling thing, I’d be an awesome
mom who is on top of EVERYTHING and has a GREAT time with her kids
all day. But instead, I’m frazzled and racing and split in
half and distracted and don’t give my kids the focus they

I could tell you the greatness that was
our week this past spring break, but it’d most likely bore
you and depress me more. So I’ll just say that Monday morning
comes mighty early and leave it at that.

I’ve got some things to talk about over the next few days:
last week Cora helped make an awesome new hot or cold pack, and
I’ll give you the lowdown on how you can make one too. And
the girls had their first camping out experience over the weekend,
which of course is another blog all in itself. So there was,
indeed, some sweetness I’ll share soon.


But for now, I’m tired and there’s no end in sight
until June, so I’ll keep quiet. As my momma always said,
“If you don’t have anything nice to blog . .


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