I (we--it took not only me but both of my boys) spent today taking care of our precious 3 yo cousin, Noah. He is an absolute doll, but my goodness, I have a short memory when it comes to just how much time and energy those little ones can eat up! I have no idea how we accomplished anything in those early days of homeschooling when my kids were just beginning. Danya was four when we started gradually adding some school time to the structure of our day. Now that I think about it, I'm not really sure how anything at all got done. But we had fun! And those days that seemed so long and draining are now the sweetest memories.
The best part of my day today was reading to Noah just before his nap. He went to sleep really quickly, but I kept reading for a while because it's been a long time since I read Richard Scarry's Wide Wide World! LOL! And then I just sat and held that sweet boy and rocked for a while because it's been a long time since I rocked a three-year-old boy. I am still pretty good at it, just sayin'. :)