St. DH - steadfast engineering type. Handsome, too. Reason I still have my sanity.
Rosalind (Rose) - 11 Skye - 9 Jane - 6 Batty (and let me tell you, this name suits her) - just turned 4 Jeffrey - 1.5
(The names are from the girls' favorite book, The Penderwicks)
My Personal "Rule of Six"
Only for today, I will act with the authority over my children that God placed in me as their mother.
Only for today, I will react with good humor in all but the most dire of situations.
Only for today, I will pro-act, and head off trouble before it starts: I will maintain our routines as much as possible and guard against the two evils of hastiness and indecision.
Only for today, I will appear self-confident in my dealings with the children: I will maintain a smile on my face, a twinkle in my eye, an "easy grace and an erect carriage, as the Spanish peasant bears her water-jar."
Only for today, I will have confidence in my children's academic and behavioral abilities; which I will gain knowledge of through thoughtful observation.
Only for today I will think of the matter at hand in the present moment, without trying to solve the future's problems or wish away the past.