So things were pretty chaotic yesterday. At one moment in time the following was going on:
Isaac was wiring trying to get our very old television (we use it to watch DVDs) hooked up to a digital converter box and all sorts of other paraphernalia to see if he could get something to come in. All of the parts he brought home from recycling. There were wires going from the TV up through the ceiling to the upstairs out through the skylight to a wooden pole attached to our roof.
Abraham was taking rubber mats brought home from recycling making a ramp on the couch.
Abby was up in her room watching a downloaded you tube craft video and creating something.
Nolan was replacing a hole between two closets upstairs and had plans to make a speaker from found materials.
Sarah had everything pulled out of the closet she and Abby share to re-organize.
Emmy had just taken out the watercolor paints and asked to paint.
My head was spinning and I definitely felt overwhelmed but at the same time each was engaged, doing a kind of meaningful work.