… out of desperation, we began doing something we’d never done before.
We instituted a mandatory quiet time for all people under 10.
Because having 11 kids in the house all day can get a teeny tiny bit crazy.
The idea was that everyone would grab their library books – oh, public library, how I love thee – and snuggle up on their beds to read.
Ahhhhhhhh. Makes the rest of the day not just more bearable, but actually quite pleasant.
And I’m hopeful it will pay big dividends for the bigger littles when school starts and they’re not struggling to get back into the swing.
If y’all are smiling knowingly, and have already been doing this for years, how come no one ever told me? And what else have you got up your sleeve that I need to know?
C’mon. Spill it.