Staying at home in a family of five has had some nice moments, and some hard ones, but overall I'd call it an intensifier.  Whatever's there, there's more of it, without many breaks or diversions.  After cleaning up five potty accidents, handling a couple meltdowns, and bad attitudes all around today... Hmm, I was going to gripe a bit, and criticize myself for not reacting like the self I want to be in all scenarios.  But the bigger picture... I can see that I'm doing what I can do, just like my kids.  Helps me come back to appreciation and encouragement, and focus on space for growth.

Peace be with me. And also with you.