Sometimes it's the little things make you feel like you're making progress....
like tending to tiny paint pots that need to be washed and rinsed and replenished.
Which of course leads to painting.
And going through buckets of magic markers.
And sometimes you can pick up a little paintable tea set or nite-lite and it can help to get a creative flow going.
And sometimes - all of a sudden - your son is interested for the first time in Building.
And sometimes a Mama feels like she maybe didn't choose very inspiring gifts
-and no games-
and then she looks around when organizing and notices that the shelves are now two baskets deep, and that we're not lacking for Juice, and that it's probably going to be okay.
And sometimes you get to feel very, very grateful for your helpmate.
and sometimes in the midst of This you get to stop what you're doing to meet friends at the movie to see Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs.
and sometimes you're invited over after.
And you play and visit and make plans for hosting a small New Year's Eve party....
and then you wake up in the morning, and think,
Oof... I have work to do.
Such is our Life right now.