When I hide in the bathroom with my foot against the door to keep little feet from finding their way in there with me.
When I step outside in the cold rain and turn my head up to the sky letting the drops wash away my salty tears.
When I get into the car, insisting that I simply can not take anyone with me to the grocery story this time.
When I enforce mandatory outside time for all the children, quickly bundling them up and rushing them out the door to find just a couple of minutes of quiet before the never-ending chores call my name.
When I do these things, it’s a sure sign that I need a break. I’ve had enough. Or have I?
When I call off our regularly planned school day to get us all out together to a favorite place to walk in the woods.
When I get us all snuggled together under a cozy blanket on the couch to watch a favorite movie.
When I gather the family together and everyone pitches in to help make dinner. It takes about 5 times as long, but it’s always fun.
When I tip-toe into their room at night, long after they have fallen into deep dreamy sleep and I whisper “I love you!” as I give them one last kiss.
When I do these things, it’s obvious… I can’t get enough!
Sandra Modersohn is a devoted wife, mother, and homeschooler. She loves great graphic design and has a passion for creating beautiful and useful printable materials for children. Little Learning Lovies where she shares her creations with the world. She can be found on Facebook and Twitter, Pinterest and, of course, at the Little Learning Lovies Blog and Store.