We have a long weekend this week which is awesome! I love three days off in a row. The kids are still doing awesome and my wonderful hubby took care of stuff this morning (the kids didn't get up till 10 am since they were up late lol) and let me sleep until 11 am! Andrew didn't go off the deep end like I had feared. They are all playing well and getting ready to go outside in a little bit because it is BEAUTIFUL!!!
All of that makes me smile, but I could also sob. Homeschooling is keep me busy when you add it to my normal tasks. I can handle all of it and enjoy it, but to add what I need to do in the next month on top of it makes me need to sob. I have to do the dreaded "seasonal clothes sort and change out"! I despise this task. I had hoped that our addition would be done and I wouldn't have to put up the summer clothes all the way. I had been loving the thought of the extra storage space. It hasn't happened yet though (NOT EVEN STARTED) so I must go on with this task.
Here is what it entails. I must pull out part of the summer clothes that are in the closets and have heaps of clothes ready. Then Brent must go into the attic (he's done the first trip last night as I did the first "heaps" last night) and pull out around 10 huge tubs of clothes at a time. Then I pull the winter clothes out of the tubs, sort them into colored laundry loads, and put the summer "heaps" back into the tubs that then go back into the attic. Then I spend the remainder of my life washing the sorted laundry loads. I use the tiny remaining sanity to decide who can wear those items this year and give them to kids to put away.
REPEAT THIS WHOLE PROCEDURE ABOUT 5 TIMES SINCE I HAVE 50+ TUBS!
I am starting this weekend since it is a 3 day weekend. I don't want to tackle the task while I homeschool, so I need to move it. The worst is that at the same time, I can't put up all the summer clothes because it is still warm. The warmth is short lived though, so I must begin.
IF YOU NEVER HEAR FROM ME AGAIN, THEN I AM IN A "HEAP" AND CAN'T GET OUT!