Tuesday, March 27, 2007
.......and Skyler and Blake! The kids are on a 3 week holiday from school. I love how they refer to it as holiday here….holiday for whom? Seriously, I do love my kids being around, I love the casual mornings, I love being in PJ’s until 10 am. and I would love to say I love sleeping in but 6:00 a.m. hardly equates to sleeping in.
I always try to have some special things planned for the kids and a reward system of sorts to keep us all sane and me from barking orders all day. The system I came up with is fun and working well so far but it has only been 3 days so we will see if it stands the test of time.
Skyler has been sick and with Rich away we stayed home from church on Sunday. The kids begged me to start some of the ‘activities’ I have planned for them. So being the good mother that I am (hee) I pulled out a fun/bible one from Heritage Builders. If you do not know about HB I strongly recommend you perusing their site as their resources are phenomenal…very practical and easy to use. I subscribe to their free e-newsletter and get a fun bible based activity each time. I also use their family night books and my kids love them. Okay enough with the commercial….
So we sat down and started our activity. I gave Tori her own things and her own little place thinking that would keep her busy…HA! It lasted 2 minutes and then she was all over me. “Me seet Mommy” which equates to “Me sit on Mommy” but it really means “Me climb all over Mommy”. I carried on, managing the monkey now on me, until Blake needed help, and then the monkey, assist Blake, contort my body in 10 different ways, answer Skyler’s bazillion questions thing just wasn’t working. Blake soon lost interest and I got tired of saying, “Would you please listen?” By the time we got to the principle of the lesson we had all had it and I came up with a principle of my own….Never home school! Of course I did not say it aloud because you know what happens when you say “Never”?! Seriously though, how do moms home school multiple children esp. when they are little? And this activity wasn’t even an academic one it was a fun one.
I may hold a teaching degree but I don’t think it qualifies me for home schooling. I don’t have the patience degree also required.
So we'll resort to the usual games, dvd's, easy crafts, and ROOMTIME the rest of the holiday!
Don’t worry I’ve scheduled in 'teacher’s break-time' or should I say ‘blog-time’!
Posted by michelle at 7:48 PM