January 05, 2010
Good thing I have lots of older photos to put in my posts. Sorry if they tend to lean towards ONE subject. It's hard not to look at that little face.
As for this little guy, he's coming in to his own little personality lately. He's a big-chested, muscular, tall, handsome little man. Not to mention, he's extremely independent. He beats to his own drum.
It's good to have a strong will if you can channel it in to something productive.
Having him in the house is a challenge after 8 years of no diapers. 8 years of sleeping through the night is good for a mama. It is hard to teach an old dog new tricks - and figuring out how to manage a homeschool schedule with a baby in the house is CERTAINLY a new trick!
So that brings me to my new holiday....
I have declared today "Catch-up-on-Math, Unpack-the-Suitcases, Tackle-the-Laundry, Take-Down-the-Tree, Clean-Up-the-House, Pay-the-Bills Day".
See? I can beat to my own drum, too. That's what I love about homeschooling. We can do our own thing. For now anyway. The way this international-leaning socialist agenda is going, I wonder how long our freedoms will remain in tact.
A gear that thinks for itself is not such a great watch part. Ifin-ya-know what I mean.
But that's another blog post. For a much unhappier day. If there are still blogs then, of course.
So how about a 'Catch Up Day' (for short) List? Mind you, this isn't my 2010 List... but it is the one that has to be done first - before I can get organized enough to make my "BIG FAT" list for the year.
Here you go. I know you're dying to know what this new holiday is all about.
CUMPUSTLTDTCUHPB Day List
All Math Redo Pages
Grade Math Pages
Enter Grades in Homeschool Tracker
Put suitcases in garage
Bring in Christmas boxes from garage
Gather Christmas items from all over the house
Wash, fold, hang, put away laundry
Take Christmas tree down
Put all Christmas boxes in garage
Sweep the stairs
Sweep the kitchen
Mop the kitchen
Clean the kitchen
Clean out the fridge
Cook lunch and dinner
Use up the bell peppers (can you freeze bell peppers?)
Help daughter clean her room
Declutter my closet
Call my friend and ask what size her little baby boy is wearing
Call and get my toll tag account issues fixed
Call and get our health insurance issues fixed for husband's employer
Sweep garage and porches
Tidy house and clean up piles of papers and books left around after vacation
Enter receipts and bills in checkbook
Update checkbook and reconcile with bank statement
Read with kids
Finish reading my book
How's that for a day's work? Sadly, I thought I could get back to a full school schedule yesterday BEFORE I got to all those things. Needless to say, our first day back was a troubled mess.
My yesterday tweets:
9:00 am (after taking daddy to work by 7, getting breakfast tacos, & putting the baby down for a nap to start school...)
12:00 noon (lunch time...)
2:30 pm (tempers flare...)
Not sure what time...
I figured I'd give the kids a bit of a 'school holiday' today - after our FAIL yesterday - by getting our act together first. It's a teacher & kids 'in service' day. Service to our family. Service to the greater good of mama's mental state. That's my kind-a service.
It helps to have your act together if you want to homeschool with success.
Aside from the math part (which they hate), I'm sure they'll be glad to help mama get her ducks in a row. They know that they will be beneficiaries.