This was our first FULL week of homeschooling BOTH kids.
Let's just say that I am tired. VERY tired.
But still excited about it.
And very glad that we've chosen this path.
It's the right things for OUR family.
I'd love to show you all sorts of cool pictures of my kids practicing their handwriting, doing math drills and creating fake snot during Science Clas, but I was too into the moment to photograph it.
And that's a good thing.
The kids are still excited, too. (Adam begs to do nothing but Math and Science...)
Today was swimming AND soccer.
Makes for a long day.
On top of that, I am taking Jonathan out on a Mom-date tonight.
He deserves it. He hasn't felt well and he needs some time with me one-on-one.
As a mom, I find that one of the toughest parts of having kids of different ages: finding individual time with each of them.
One of our subjects this year is ART. (Micaela is ECSTATIC, Adam is like "whatever! They don't know but we're going to an actual ART MUSEUM next week for a field trip...) What good is it to live near DC and not go to the Portrait Gallery. I was excited to see that we are studying portraits next week, so I trucked myself to Michael's to buy canvases for the kids to paint their portraits (which I will proudly hang) and look what I scored:
The deal of the day: $0.79
has oil pastels AND 5 canvases.
(I should've bought all of them but I didn't want to be greedy. Some other homeschooling mom might need a bargain...)
I am tired but so grateful that I had the sense to put a meal in the crock-pot (red beans and rice) so at least that's done.
I am so glad that tomorrow is Saturday. No alarm clock.
And I am praying that my husband's poison ivy relents (he has it IN HIS EYES which are just about swollen shut...) I love him enough NOT to put a picture of that on the blog.
Have a wonderful weekend!