March 26, 2018

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  • First day back after Spring Break, and I really didn't have high hopes about how this day would go. I woke up later than I would have liked but still in time to get my stuff done before the house woke up too much. 
  • Whitman was thrilled to be heading back to school today. I think that he really did miss it. The others here weren't so excited about heading back to school. We had our breakfast, did our reading and then everyone started on their work. 
  • The day went really, really well. It does help tremendously that everyone has a few less things to do each day. Their workload right now should probably be a normal workload since everyone finishes well and since a lighter workload makes everyone happier.
  • We finished school, and then everyone started on their lunch. I read a bit during lunch and then the kids worked on their chores. Some chores were done much better than others. The girls all spent a really long time on their room this afternoon.
  • Campbell and Keaton also worked really hard on the downstairs part of the house. That is probably because I said that if I find any candy trash on the floor, everyone would lose 10 pieces of candy. 
  • This afternoon went by fairly quickly: Reagan worked on craft, Campbell worked on her pottery set, Graham played some basketball and the xbox, Anderson worked on his Legos and watched a few videos, and I am not really sure what Keaton did.
  • Nonna and Pops brought Whitman home, and they also brought chocolate bunnies for everyone. The kids pretty much devoured most of the bunnies while Nonna and Pops were still here. 
  • After they left, I worked with Whitman, and soon Robby, Reagan, Anderson and Graham headed to their first soccer practices. That left Whitman, Keaton, and Campbell here with me. The girls played with their sand and bounced between inside and outside until the neighbors finally came out.
  • The soccer crew came home and played with the neighbors until they had to go in. Then everyone ate spaghetti while cycling through the showers. After everyone was clean and full, they had a bit of downtime before it was finally bedtime. 

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