The heat of Fall change has cooled, as has the weather and life has slowed down accordingly. Our evenings are finding a rhythm that allows for some quiet night time activities together and apart.
Jason has found his feet throughout the day. His proficiency at parenting and taking care of business at home gives us so much time and space in the evenings that we are able to enjoy ourselves without sacrificing dinner or quality.
I started making our handmade Christmas early this year to try and respect this unspoken priority to make our evenings as calm and kind as possible. Over the past month I've been infusing olive oil with Lavender and Mint from my garden at home and at The Rail Garden. I added grated beeswax,warmed the oil and beeswax up in a pot and the first batch of hand balm was complete.
Jason is a good cartoonist and so is Fenner. Me? I'm good at making it a game for everyone to play. We pick the letter (Capital and Little) of the night and then Fenner names as many words as possible that start with that letter, I write the word carefully and Fenner names the letters and writes them down.. She and Jason draw them.
It's just a start but I think it will help build a schoolwork time into our nights and integrate her job at school with our job as parents.