when i was homeschooling my five little rugrats, i was always
looking for time saving tools.
the easiest one was to dress them in t-shirts and soft cotton shorts
after their evening baths. when they awoke the next morning, they
were already dressed and there was not an additional load of night
clothes to wash.
the next idea exacted a toll on the front end but paid a healthy
dividend throughout the month. i planned my meals by the
month. it sounds difficult, but after a couple of practice months,
it became a snap.
as you might imagine, the hardest part was the grocery shopping.
one of my friends recently told me that she will never forget the
time she saw me at the check out counter with five kids and two
completely full grocery carts. we must have looked like an act
from the circus. i have no doubt that juggling was involved.
after a week of cooking, hans treated me to a date every friday
or saturday evening. the kids stayed home with pizza, a movie,
and a sitter, while we enjoyed each other's company at a quiet
restaurant with a fine bottle of wine.
"for the worker is worthy of his wages." luke 10:7