I wrote about 600 words this entire weekend. Now, a few of them were part of a picture book, so the slow-going was justified. But some were part of longer pieces too.
My husband, my children, and the gorgeous weather all conspired against my muse, and won.
John had to do homework for the Spanish class he’s taking. (Spanish is becoming more important to librarians and Hispanics are our small town’s largest underserved group.)
It was all audio exercises, which means the kids were not just a distraction, but an actual hindrance.
So I took the girls outside for about 3 hours, without jackets! I let them putter in the dirt with shovels and pails. They played “fishing” with sticks. We played ball, blew bubbles and drew with chalk. Then I let them was the sidewalk off in a homage to one of their favorite “Kim and Carrots” stories.
(My children are obsessed with “Kim and Carrots.” They’ve taught me a lot about what toddlers really want in a story. Short, sweet, and familiar seem to be the keys here…)
So I had a lovely day outside with the girls, but I accomplished nothing. Then, Monday, I had to attend to some long-neglected chores and prepare for my Latin class today.
(I teach Latin to a group of 10 home-schoolers. It’s a great way to keep my skills fresh, earn a little bit of extra money, and have a bit of fun. We use Henle’s Latin course. I LOVE Henle. When my children are 10 or so, I’m going to start them on Henle’s Latin!)
Anyway, I hope to be posting more and writing a LOT more, as the week progresses.
Unless the glorious mid-March weather lures us into the garden instead…