Thursday, October 11, 2007

I love you as much as....

Earlier today.....

Five Year Old: "Mommy, do you know how much I love you?"
Mommy: "How much?"
Five Year Old: "I love you as much as Betelgeuse."
Mommy: "I love you as much as Antares."

Thank you Instructivist!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

One foot in...

Well, there's certainly a downside to homeschooling one out of three. Scheduling is a pain. We still have to follow the district schedule for in-service days, holidays, and conferences. I have two different drop-off times and pick-up can sneak up during a great lesson that must be cut short. I still have to afterschool my second grader and beforeschool my kindergartener while I'm educating my fifth grader. Even ranting about it makes my head spin.

My fifth grader is starting to find her rythym as I am mine. It still needs work though and I probably need to take a closer look at the weekly schedule and see how I can adjust it to better fit our family. The fall tends to be particularly busy with soccer practices, games, ballet, chess club and book club to juggle not to mention that the weather has been so wonderful it's hard to stay inside and "work". My personal challenge is keeping up with housework and I do believe revisiting and a good sink shining is in order. Can you say C.H.A.O.S.?

It's coming along though. Mostly, the days have been what I'd hoped for. Next year we're definitely homeschooling everyone. No doubt in my mind about that. Instead of having one foot in testing the waters, I'll just jump in feet first.