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So Much for the Plan…

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We had such a great plan for today. Thankfully the kids didn’t know about it, but it was such a great plan. Then it all came crashing down.

After our fantastic dinner last night we decided that today Oz was going to spend some time outside with the kids today. He’s been feeling a real lacking of motivation to do anything with them, so he was going to take his discs outside and practice his throws for disc golf. He was teaching Corde how to play at his step-dad’s house last summer, so he was going to bring her out there again. He sold off most of his discs, but he still has enough to play. We thought that would be a great way for him to have some time with the kids.

Wouldn’t you know it? Today was rainy and cold. Sander decided to come into our bed last night. He and Luca decided they didn’t want us to sleep because we were clearly in their way. As a result, we had two sleep deprived parents. Then Beekee and Corde got up unusually at 6am, which made them tired and cranky. As if that wasn’t enough, it’s also rainy, cruddy, and cold.

However, we did get good news in the wee hours of the morning.  Oz starts his new job tomorrow!  He’s going to be working at the bright early pre-dawn hours of the morning, but he’ll be home before school lets out for all the other kids.  This means he’ll have more time in the afternoon to enjoy his family.  Since he’ll be making more money we won’t have to stress quite so much, which means we should all have more time to enjoy each other!

All of this is really good news.  It means that while today we may have lost out on our wonderful plan, there will be other days.  Oz is going to keep working two jobs for a while, so we may not have much time as a family, but in the end it will be worth it.  We’ll have the ability to better our own situation.

Even though the plans for the day completely got messed up, we’ve got the opportunity for more great plans in the future.  I’m going to be heading down to an event in Austin where Corde will have the chance to get paid a little something for babysitting the kids there.  She’s not old enough to do it on her own, but there will be plenty of adults around to help.  Oz has this great new job.  We’re going to have more opportunities for family time without having to worry about the crazy schedule of dropping everything so Oz can go to work.  Best of all, we’re going to have some great things on the horizon for Corde.  We’ll be talking more on that later, once she’s kept up her one week agreement.

Well, this has been brief, but I’ve got to hop.  The exterminator did a horrible job, so now the bug problem has spread throughout the house.  We’re trying to clean the house spotless and get rid of the last of the clutter so the bugs have nowhere left to go.  Then we’re complaining to management.  We’re going to tell management that they need to send the exterminator through again because they shouldn’t have to pay for a company that doesn’t actually follow through on their commitment.  If I hired this extermination company, if I had to pay for it, you know we’d be making complaints until it was corrected, especially since the problem was just made that much worse.  Nope, we shouldn’t have to pay for having it treated again.

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Author: Fox

With four kids in the house, who has time for much? Well, we're trying to make it work, trying to get as close to our unschooling roots as we can while state restrictions and family pressures try to stand in our way. Every day is a new adventure.

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