It's been a little crazy around here. And I've been a little lazy by the end of the day. Y'see, I have this theory that if I get a big more sleep that I'll be more pleasant of a homeschool mom the next day. And my theory is proving correct. And since we have desktop computer that involves me turning my back on two small children in order to even begin to focus on a blog post, let alone actually write one, well, you get the idea.
But we've been at the school thing for about a month now, and I think we're hitting a bit of a stride. Urban Kid 1 is getting the idea that we have made a decision, that this is the decision, that this is the routine and that if she gets with it that there will be rewards. For example, one particular day of the week is very light for us around here. We cart around to three different classes, so school stuff in between is also light -- a math review sheet, a history coloring page, what-have-you. Well, Urban Kid 1 has been invited over to a buddy's house for an a.m. playdate before he heads to afternoon kindergarten. If we get everything done, we can throw this playdate into the mix and completely blow off school that day. Because, you see, this is a break for me as well! Everybody wins!!
And besides, there have been perks. As we walked to meet a friend of mine for lunch last week, we strolled by the school at the end of our block (yes, there's a school at the end of our block, and we won't send her there) and basked in the knowledge that we got to go to Bamee Noodles in the middle of a school day!
Or that today we got to stop into the nail salon because mama was in desperate need of an eyebrow wax:
Of course, this involved stopping at the library on the way home, so really, it was an educational errand! Really!
So it's been a lot of this with Urban Kid 1:
While trying to get in some of this once in a while:
And so, in the hopes of making you smile for being kind enough to stop by, I'll end with this, another picture from one of Pink Power Ranger's Facebook posts (it's her cat):
Well, until you have to go to sleep that is. Damn nocturnal critters.
More soon! (i really really hope)