Old habits die hard.
We are having spring break this week. I told the kids the only thing they had to do was their jobs and practicing. They've been quite delightful, busying themselves with all sorts of productive activities-- free play, art projects, games with neighborhood kids. But I guess they just couldn't help themselves tonight. I came upstairs at about 9:45 when the children were suppose to be in bed and found them like this. Clark urgently says, "Mom, it's okay! We're just reading and writing".
There is another reason I love this picture. Clark shares a room with Cannon, but Cannon always goes to bed well before Clark does. Clark will often sit out in the hall reading books for a little while after the girls go to bed. So tonight the girls just joined him.
We use to live in a very large house. We definitely enjoyed some aspects of it, but I LOVE the house we live in now. It is cozy, but very comfortable. The three girls share a room and the boys share a room. I love that these four children were squished as close as they could be in the hallway reading and writing together and we had to pry them apart to go to bed.
We have WONDERFUL children in our neighborhood and I really enjoy having lots of them over to play when the weather is nice. Our house isn't huge, but we have a very good size backyard, a trampoline, and a puppy. That's a good combination.