Let the busy schedule begin
On top of the kids’ weekly church choir practices and religious education classes, there are some fun additions to our calendar. Child#1 is also part of her school’s choir and photography club. Child #2 got a nice role in her school’s Fall play. Oh boy! I’ll be hearing Shakespeare and driving to rehearsals for the next two and a half months.
As for the boys, we are still enjoy the days before their respective activities start.
Since I’ll be driving more because of extra curricular activities and Child#1’s new school which is a few towns away, I decided to bring out the slow cooker more often. Last week’s food allergy friendly Perfect Slow Cooker Pot Roast recipe was a huge hit and I think we will have it more often.
“I hate food allergies!”
Last week, Child#3 has said this a few times. We have been managing food allergies for over five years and yes, there are days when it still hurts. I think it has something to do with his sister outgrowing her own dairy allergy a year ago.
This summer, he was hoping to outgrow an allergen. Sadly, his numbers didn’t go down enough for a food challenge.
Since ranting is often a sign of something deeper. I decided to give him some extra time with mom. How do I do that? Well, I was extra nosy with him – what game he was playing, is his homework done, what chapter is he in his book…. Basically asking anything just to start a conversation.
In the process, I admit, I missed some of my writing deadlines. But you know what? It is worth it. I got extra hugs and more detailed stories. A rare occcurence because he’s not much of a talker.
How appropriate was the readings this week? Yes, there are times when things don’t happen as I planned but God definitely knows and gives what I need. To see the beauty, all I have to do is have a thankful heart.