Our home adheres to a loose schedule: Monday through Friday is chaos
(I have 2 under 3 years old, how could it not be chaotic?)
|“Let’s have a color fiesta while Mommy is using the potty!”
My weekdays are filled with coloring, playdough, and character focused pre-homeschooling
Friday evenings we start a movie during dinner: usually something fun and kid friendly
Saturdays are cleaning, errands & family fun (park; farm; museum) and (after the kids are asleep) either a relaxed evening doing a bit of work; where my Hubby and I sit together; working and talking or mini date night if we’re both too brain-exhausted to work
And Sundays are a day of rest in our house…
Since my husband does not work on Sundays (in order to spend time with the family and do things to nourish his soul) he works out or goes for a run, we spend time as a family, he watches the little ones while I do a bit more cleaning and dinner prep and… he watches the little ones so *I* get a little time to myself! And no I do NOT use that time to catch up on laundry (there is always laundry and it can wait). I get time to MYSELF to recharge: to blog, to work on my art, work on our business, to research things, and just to chill out a little bit. BY-MY-SELF.
|“The house is alive, with the sound of my me-time”
(If you’re wondering how we incorporated this into our relationship, especially since my husband was a dedicated 2nd generation workaholic… leave a comment below I’ll write a post about it; but I’ll tell you….it all started with a book, that he didn’t want to read))
So anyhoo, Sundays are our rest days. And other than personal time, both my husband and I try to do things on Sunday that set it apart from other days, whether it be meditating, yoga, reading a religious text, reading a spiritually minded self-help or parenting book, attending church, or watching something nourishing in the evenings.
|Baby yoga is actually an awesome idea
On “Soulful Sunday” for my blog, I’ll try and post different things we’ve done on Sundays. This Sunday we watched Joel Osteen online and we’re going to have date night. And today we heard an AMAZING message online by TD Jakes who was the guest pastor at Joel Osteen’s ministry in Texas. It was a very very good message, so deep, and really really applicable to my life. I wish I could sum it up for you, but there was really so much. But what I got out of it was: don’t over-discipline your kids when you should really be looking at yourself to see if their deep seated problems are a symptom of your own disorder.
Totally inept summary; BUT I did my best.
That message entitled “It always comes in Three(s)” or something of that nature, isn’t online yet, but if you have a chance, take a look at these messages. I really liked Joel Osteen’s “Pushed into your Purpose” and “Your words become your reality.”
Click HERE to enjoy Lakewood messages for free.
|Pastor Joel praying for the health and well-being of this baby
|Church member enjoying the service
|“Yes, haters do hate, don’t they old chap?”
You often hear bad things about “those mega churches” and “those celebrity pastors” but in actuality the Lakewood Church has done so much good: they do gads of community service around the world, Dr. Paul Osteen serves as a surgeon in destitute parts of Africa all the time; bringing lots of life-saving medicine and equipment with him, so many gang members, prostitutes, cheats and thieves have turned around their lives because of services like those above. The naysayers will always naysay, but the people who badmouth these mega-churches never post pictures of themselves feeding the poor, going out in the community, changing lives for the better. So I say, if these churches are doing good in the community, let them alone. But those are just my 2cents; feel free to give them back.
Sundays are also late night date night, but before then I have to continue enjoying my “me time.” Now comes the hard part, getting oreos out of the kitchen, unseen by children and husband, in order to really enjoy my alone time….ninja mode on.
Ninja mom, over and out.