A Day of Rest?
Do any of you find Sundays restful? Ive decided they're my most exhausting days. I need the other six days to recuperate from Sunday.
By the time Ive had meetings, figured out and found what everyone's wearing, fixed hair, fed everyone, prepared and timed dinner so it can be ready when we get home at 5:15, wrestled three kids during Sacrament meeting, contained 130 kids in primary, throw dinner on the table and eat -- I am beyond tired. My kids are ready for some action at that point and I am counting the minutes to bedtime.
I often go to bed and realize that other than attending Church (and lets face it, how much can you get out of it when youre glaring at, shushing* and removing kids), I havent done one thing that resembles personal or family worship or study.
*(My 2 yr. old has picked up on the game my girls play in the car that whenever they see a VW bug, they yell "Slugbug!" Well, he has no idea there is any sort of context or reason for yelling so at random moments hell just start yelling "Fwug-bug!!!!!" and one lucky week that moment happened to be in the middle of Sacrament meeting.)
My husband is very helpful, but I know I don't utilize him like I should because I care what my kids' hair looks and like their clothes to match. :)
Bottom line -- I'm desperate for any suggestions on how you've made Sundays meaningful restful days in your home.