It’s Sabbath here. Handsome started teaching again this week. He feels very tired and very fulfilled. I feel a bit empty, because I want to be back in the classroom too. The girls and I packed the week with fun things. Hit up the fair, hung out with friends, watched Handy Manny, memorized a Ten Commandments poem, played with our animals.
Sometimes I think Sabbath is the hardest part of being an Adventist parent. It’s a great blessing and wonder, but man, all I want to do is take a nap. But the littles in our lives don’t allow that. 😉 So for years we’ve been figuring out what to do. Usually a nap wins. But this Sabbath, dh took the youngest on a nature walk while the oldest snuggled in to me for a nap. Growing is hard work for almost-five year old! While she was settling down for a nap, I put white noise on Spotify and started searching Pinterest for Sabbath ideas for families. It’s called “Sabbath Cans“. She has a free printable for things to print on sticker sheets, put in a can and on Sabbath, a family member draws an activity from the can and the family does it. I think I’ll have to modify some of them to fit our needs for where we live and what our family “cans” are.
Here’s to a better Sabbath for us.