I had my own agenda.
It didn't fit well with my lad's agenda, or with hubby's. I needed to adjust. The adjusting contained angst on my part and my son's part with some head shaking on my hubby's part. I don't much like days like that..... Do you????
Anyways, my plan was to quickly homeschool the basics.
We did accomplish reading kingdom, and we did read a chapter (well okay THREE chapters out of Redwall). That was good.
Then hubby said.. you're doing to clean out the old crayfish tank right? Oh... we are??? Yeah.. we are. :) Love to do that. (not really but we did it). Needed to be done but it was a LOVELY day outside... I wanted to go out and enjoy it.
So check off the old crayfish tank cleaned out. Smells much better having it done.
Then since hubby was heading out for a while (nixing my plans to tarp over the rabbitry for the winder) I thought okay... we didn't do any book work math so why don't I get the lad to help me with some practical math? That should be fun and go over well....
LEAD BALLOON. That's all I'll say. LEAD Balloon.
BUT I had a plan and I was STICKING TO IT!!! And we were all set up to go out and do it when.. Hubby dear returned. So.. let's tarp the rabbitry says he.
WHAT???? but you were going out?
Well I'm back, thought we'd get it done.
So .. my plans and my agenda got changed again. This led to angst as NOW the lad was in the mood for practical math (not book math) and well.. the change did not go over well....Apologies got said all round as sometimes things get loud when they shouldn't. That's all I can say.
BUT on a positive note.. my rabbitry is over tarped means my bunnies will be safe for the winter. Did it differently than last year which the lad frequently commented on.
Mom.. how will I sneak up on you this year?
but MOM!!! it's fun to sneak up on you.
For you lad... perhaps not for me.
BUT MOM! :)
Eight year olds are fun. :) It's fun to switch things up sometimes and this year it is just easier to just tarp the rabbit shelters and not the whole "I like to work in this area without snow" part. Bad backs necessitate change.
Anyways, the day was a bit mixed up. Change was a bit of a challenge for at least two of us in this household. BUT we survived and life is good. It really is.
Looking back over it, it worked out well. I just wished I trusted God more so that the angst doesn't need to happen. So hard to do that sometimes, to just trust that even if MY agenda doesn't immediately happen that it will still be okay. Which means no angst building up inside which means I would remain calmer for when the lad gets angst from change in plans as well. Ah....but we are a work in progress are we not?