Questions asnwered, part 3

Thursday, June 10, 2010

How do you enjoy spending your free time? How's your Driver's Ed going?

Free time? What's that?

Just kidding. I get plenty of free time, but let's just say that life would be easier if there were 36 hours to my day rather than 24!

If I have a spare hour - that's when Isaac takes his nap - I do whatever sounds most interesting at the time. This includes blogging, cleaning my room, crocheting, Bible study, reading, or sewing. And of course, rare spontaneous activities such as making a movie with my siblings can occasionally occur...we did this recently!

Other things, like school, baking, or cleaning, can pretty much be done with a toddler in my lap or in my arms. Now, it's not exactly efficient, but, it can be done.

Needless to say, it is difficult to study History when Isaac thinks I'm his personal jungle gym. But I LOVE it. Really.

When we were in China, I carried Isaac all the way to their version of a Walmart, througout that huge store, and all the way home. My arms ached. (After our first few days of having him, I had held him so much, and was so unused to carrying toddlers around, I was SO SORE.)

Our guide, JoJo even asked, "Is he gettting heavy? I'll hold him."

While I politely said, "No, that's alright", I was thinking, "Are you kidding? I've waited to hold this little guy for almost two years. I don't care if my arms break - I'm holding him.

So, back to my free time activities. Even if I don't always have "free time", I do enjoy a lot of other things, like milking for instance. It is so nice to be outside at 6:00 when everything is still "morningish" and get get full jars of fresh milk from a plump, tight udder. I just like it. But my sister Courtney has a starkly different opinion about that.
Drivers Ed. Well, I'm working on getting my learner's permit pretty soon, does that count? Dad taught Courtney how to drive and is beginning to teach me. But I am a little worried about barrelling down the high way at seventy miles per hour in the future - how will I ever be able to handle that????


Anonymous said...

My dearest daughter Rachel:

Your post was SO clever. But then I would expect that since God made you that way. And besides -- you ARE my daughter.


Dear 'Ol Dad

Jenna said...


I really enjoyed this post. With a toddler in the house, it is sometimes a little hard to slip in free time. I felt the same way in China... I just wanted to hold my baby sister forever! Jessa is a little snuggle bug, and I love when she jumps into my arms and gives me a big hug! :)
Have a blessed day, dear friend!

Your Sister In Christ,

Mikala said...

One hour of free time? You are a busy girl!! :-)

Oh, I'm sure you'll do fine with the driving, Rachel! (at least, hope so) :-P

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