Last week went very well. School started and being prepared helped a great deal. Sent my 16 year old J back to high school this year and sorry to say it has made homeschooling my two little ones so much easier. I can now focus on the two who really need and want my attention, where as he just was not the independent learner he once was and needed me to look over his shoulder way too much to keep him on track.
He is actually doing well so far. Signing up late was an advantage for him because he ended up with several electives and only two real classes, English, and Algebra I. His electives are; Drafting, Keyboarding, and Wood-shop, classes he originally didn’t want, but was left with, due to others being filled.
What is funny is it turns out he loves them and is doing well. Told me a story about a measuring game they played yesterday and won. Some kind of chalk game to see who could convert the measurements the fastest. He did it in 14 seconds. Makes me feel good that some of my homeschooling paid off. I remember doing those crazy measurement conversion problems with him. I still have problems with them, but at least he doesn’t.
JEM is happier having my sorta undivided attention. We have 3 yr old MJ who talks our ear off and makes us laugh all day. She’s excited about doing an experiment today for science. We are using clay and straws to simulate the structure of bones. Plus she knows that we get to play with the leftover clay when we are done. Thought we could do sculptures for art.
Now I just need to get used to this routine and find time to squeeze blogging in between working early morning hours, homeschooling, taking a nap because I’m exhausted, house work, dinner, and keeping J up on his homework at night. Oh and the extra activities in the evening like book clubs, story times, and soccer practice. Crazy super mommy duties. I love it though.
Lost my drive to blog lately. Wanted every post to be helpful, entertaining, and not just day to day stuff. I think I will just post whats on my mind since that was my intent in the first place. Trying to not worry about them having to be the best post ever, because then I would never post anything. I guess I’m back to worrying about what others think again. Wanted to blog to just express myself but that entails letting my guard down and that’s not very easy for me to do.