We are in the midst of the craziness of the holidays. We host my family (sisters, bro, etc) on Christmas Eve and I always get into a bit of a cleaning frenzy before they come over. This year is no different. However, since we are homeschooling this year, everyone is home to witness my craziness!
I had neglected to account for the running around and cleaning I did in the time that they were in traditional school and somehow thought that I would magically find the time to Do It All. Not so. I am frazzled.
The other day I got a bit, um, cranky and started barking orders to clean this, pick up that, etc. The girls helped and all was good except for this nagging feeling that I was out of line in my delivery. I took a moment and remembered that "perfection" is never the goal. There are other ways to ask for help if I am feeling overwhelmed (which was exactly why I was being so cranky).
Take a deep breath.
Phew. That felt better.
So, instead of washing windows...T and I decided to make dinosaur crayons. Yes, nothing screams the Season like dinosaur crayons! Hey, I had found a bunch of old crayons in my cleaning frenzy and had seen this great tutorial at one of my favorite blogs, Whimsy Love. They were the only molds we had that I was willing to delegate to crayon making. After spending a movie unwrapping crayons (a little meditative, I must say), we put those dinos in the oven.