Monday, April 5, 2010

Day 68: More Nesting

I realized this morning that I forgot one huge Joyful Moment from yesterday. And then I read Melanie's comment on the previous post and smiled at our parallel lives. While we were eating breakfast yesterday morning, I asked Little M if he knew why we celebrate Easter. He said 'no'. This was what I was expecting, so I turned to Sweet P to have her explain it, but then he said, "Because Jesus died for us so we can all live together forever."

I try to talk to them about gospel principles and the Savior's life and mission, but I was really surprised that he could give such an answer. And it was such a sweet and tender Joyful Moment.

Today's Joyful Moment was of an entirely different nature. I have been unbelievably exhausted since last week. Monday's are always big days around here in the way of cleaning because I do ALL of the laundry--including sheets and towels and whatnot. Some people think this is crazy, but for me it's really the only way.

So, when I woke up, I was nervous about being able to finish it all. Somehow I did. But the amazing thing is that in between switching loads around, folding, and putting away, I got both of the kids' closets cleaned out! They were seriously cluttered and over-packed with all sorts of odds and ends. And now they look clean and accessible. And it made me very happy. So much so that it was my Joyful Moment. Having a sudden urge of energy to tackle a task that I've been avoiding for quite some time now.

Wishing you all energetic Joyful Moments!


Christy said...

I also do all the laundry in one day. :)

Melanie said...

Joy just enjoying spring break and my kids.