Had an amazing day yesterday. We’ve been reeling a little here from our family crisis. Yesterday I had had it with the disarray of my home caused by a preoccupation with the larger issues we were facing. We took a day “off” to just work and clean up around the house. By the end of the day everyone was tired, but content. It was the first time in about two weeks that we had gone to bed without tears and emotional meltdowns from at least one of the children or parents. Work itself was the distraction we needed to get past our own disappointments and fears. I knew it worked for me personally, but I didn’t realize how well it even would work for a 5 year old and teenagers.