Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Ups and Downs

1.  Gunnar - better when I wrote last evening, then sick again in the night (2 am!), miserable this morning (starting at 5am!), and fair-to-middlin' as we've just finished lunch.  His fever seems gone, but the awful cough, sore throat, and headache remain.  I know that cough.  When I hear it I can almost feel it in my own throat.  Feel the headache.  And now Tate is somewhat subdued and thinks his body is trying to fight off the germ.

2.  Snow - it was snowing lightly last night and the boys went to bed with high expectations, but woke to just a dusting on the ground.  Oddly, it has snowed on and off all day, but nothing is accumulating.  Their hopes rise and fall with each little flurry.  Part of me wants a big dump of snow for them to play in, but with sickness in the house... maybe not?

3.  School - in spite of not feeling wonderful the boys are picking their way through most of their schoolwork.  Except - ironically - Wyatt, the only one who seems completely healthy.  He decided that provoking Gunnar and ignoring repeated warnings to apologize and shape up was a good idea, and is out in the driveway moving a pile of dirt.  Grrrrr.  He puts the boy in boycott.

I know, I know, it's just a bad day.  And not having good sleep contributes.  But sometimes I look at these boys and wonder if I'm doing anything right at all.  *sigh*  Screaming at each other over Legos.  Mouthing off to each other and to us.

Who on earth thought it was a good idea to put me in charge of these guys?

Time to do some more school with them - something more structured.  Work on our memory verses.


Felicity said...

Oh dear, Julie, I have days like that too!! I wonder why I have 6 kids that I feel totally unqualified for.... Cheer up - it'll look better when you've had some decent sleep.

Q said...

Yes, you are doing something right. You are raising sons who all have a heart for the Lord. They are bright, intelligent, and loving. And as a by-product of being a faithful servant, you are encouraging those of us that are coming along behind you with our sons.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Traci said...

Isnt it nice to know Julie that you are not alone.....