My friend and I wanted to make something super yummy so I made a Better Homes and Gardens meatloaf and she tried out a new recipe for making delicious mash potatoes. Then I cooked some chopped onions in butter and added some green beens. We made a ton of food. About 6lbs of beef ! Wowee! Don't be fooled by the picture. It's taste so much better than I can take a picture of. Alsooo, I ate way more than that. Tee hee.... My husband woke up the next day and didn't want breakfast. He wanted leftovers.
I think my biggest struggle with patience is at night time when I'm super tired. I LIKE to read books to my kids but often by the time I clean up the kitchen from dinner, get everyone's teeth brushed and ready for bed, I just want to collapse in my own. Sometimes I just fight that feeling and read to them and other times I just say I can't. Mommy needs some quiet time and I need it bad. Just a half hour alone, even better an hour, makes me feel back together again and rested. I feel so guilty though.
I have to say that I give them my full attention all day long, even outside of homeschooling. However, I feel guilty for just wanting that last hour of the day before I fall asleep to have it in quiet. Maybe I just need to start laying them down earlier. I think if I had them in school all day I would force myself to always have that time with them. I checked on them 15 minutes later after I laid them down and was happy to see they were all quietly reading books. After I knew they were settled I did scans on the computer that lasted all night long so it can be working again. Thank goodness!