Friday, March 19, 2010

Life is Short, and the Winter was Long

Life is too short to do formal lessons on a beautiful day when the sun is shining, the breeze is warm, the birds are singing, and the daffodils are blooming. The phonics can wait. So can the dishes, the laundry, and the paperwork.

Life is too short to worry about what people will think if I post pictures of my shirtless children playing outside. We live in the country, and they were too full of joy to care about clothes or to even notice where they dropped their shirts.

It should be noted that life is not so short that I did not make absolute certain that I collected all the discarded clothing and put it in the laundry room before Elvis the bloodhound could run off with them.

Life is too short to toss the dirty shirts into the washing machine on a day like this. Like I said, the laundry can wait.


Becky said...

I love that picture. I might have to recreate it, but our porch isn't as picturesque.

Becky said...

I especially love the knees.

Jennifer Jo said...

I love this post: the doughy tummies, the old-looking porch, the dirty clothes, the sunlight.

Michelle said...

I can remember running around without a shirt on when I was a child. That's what everyone did in our neck of the woods.
Enjoy Spring!!

farmerjill said...

How else to soak up the Vitamin D? Lovely picture, and I love your blog. Been lurking for a while, but thought I'd come out of the woodwork for spring.

Signed, Another Mighty Happy, Knitter who Homeschools and Loves to Cook, too!

Sarah Beam said...

Well, hello Farmer Jill. I'm glad to know you (and to know about YOUR blog - I think we're going to get along just fine).