Yesterday I wasn't feeling well. It was nothing dramatic, but I spent several hours in a daze on the couch.
The children at home were wonderful. They quietly went about their schoolwork, coming to me for bits of help now and then. They made tea for all of us. And all morning, THERE WAS NO BICKERING!
Bickering, button-pushing, and criticizing seem to be part (sometimes a big part) of most of our days at home. It's immensely draining (Do you referee, do you ignore it, do you have to hear it AGAIN?), and I am really grateful at how smoothly life passed by yesterday.
Maybe I'll school from the couch more often. ;-)