Sunday, November 15, 2009

these days

These days there is a lot of sibling love around here. Jove occasionally offers Miranda his lap during dinner. Now that the night comes earlier, a lot more time is spent playing indoors, making up games. They have spent the last couple of days cooking playdoh in the toy kitchen: making playdoh cookies, pancakes, etc. It melts my heart when they look to each other for comfort and invite each other to play along.

These days Jupiter and I are both really enjoying Radio Lab on NPR. These highly, entertaining radio broadcasts talk about science and society. I assign them to my students as extra credit. And they like them, too. My favorite so far is the one on parasites.

These days I finally feel a sense of balance between my outside the house life and my inside the house life. My goal is to stay as emotionally present as possible when I am with my family and not worry about undone job related work and, likewise, to focus on work at work and not drift into guilt about not being home. I am grateful that I truly love both responsibilities and I have a lot of help.

6 comments:

Jennifer said...

I am so happy u found that balance and you are at ease. You are incredible and I miss u!

sunnywave said...

xoxoxo! it's definitely a balancing act--one that comes with practice and time and commitment that is difficult to describe sometimes! both worlds are lucky to have you in them. :)

shirley said...

Yes the picture warms my heart too... I'm so glad Jove and Miranda show much love to each other... I have seen kids grow up hating their siblings.. How Sad... I always told you and Jason you loved each other and reminded you both to act like it, when you were not being nice to each other. It worked.. Love you all MOM

sunnywave said...

xoxox just had to come back and take another look at your beautiful family. HUGS!!! :)

Nanimal said...

oh, so loving the balance you have found! hurray!

Carlie said...

Oooo! I totally heard that one on parasites....so cool! I would love to check out more Radio Lab now that you mention it! Good idea!