This home school thing really gets tough sometimes. There is so much to learn and study some days I just don’t know how we get it all done. Like, a few weeks ago the kids and I headed back to Furman for another Debate Lecture about the United States Policies towards Russia.
Even though we did really well in the cloud class, I think we smoked the stopping to smell the roses class 100.
There was little time to waste. The leaf throwing class was about to begin and these Clemson Tigers don’t mess around. When it is time for class it IS time for class.
|Tia and Mary Elizabeth
Okay, the truth is, it took my girl a little awhile to loosen up and play.
My, Mary Elizabeth is cautious when it comes to meeting new people. She likes to take her time to get to know the person. She wants to form her own opinions. It seems she wants to weigh the emotional commitment that a relationship may involve. You can see her thinking. . .Is it worth it . . . or???
There are some people that know this all to well. . .((right Karen?. . . BUT! She loves you now! You know she does.))
I am sure these too little girls are going to be great friends in time. They seem to have a few things in common. . . They share the same July birthday month. They are both four years old and they have older siblings that just adore them.
You see, when your a home-school debate mom, like me, you get to do these things with your kids. You get to go to lectures about Russia and learn things you just didn’t know like: what the United States Sanctions are regarding Russia and whether or not the U.S. should change our policies towards Russia. And all kinds of interesting things.
My new decor!
I really didn’t do this to my house.
But, It was done to one of the rental houses.
Maybe you should take an aspirin before we start the tour.
Really you might need it.
Come on in. . . It’s okay . . . Well, it will be.
I saved the best for last.
. . . The Pantry. . .
WHAT THE HECK?
. . . the ceilings. . .
I had to keep going back in to see if my eyes deceived me or not.
It was a not.
What did we do?
First we took pictures.
Then we got our crew together by hand picking only the most qualified personal.
and had lunch.
But, then we decided we should throw her out and find a new one. . .Like maybe the person who decorated this cake.
Hey!!!! What a minute! Maybe we should have asked her to help paint?
Matthew worked on all the trim and all the high corners. He’s no shorty.
However, it all didn’t go smoothly. . .
We were like “WHATEVER!!! ” “Just close your eyes and paint!”
She did clean all the floors! and that made us all very happy.
There were times that other things needed to be done.
Study, work and then Study “More Harder”!!!! That’s our school motto.
We learn all kinds of things here!
We learned Reiner is a happy painter.
Yesterday, my mom called me and told me One of My Many Cuzzins‘ sent me and my family a package.
That could happen.
A bedtime routine has never been my strongest shall I say….asset when it comes to my parenting skills. I have been known to read story after story, after story to my kids late into the night never establishing an actual sleep time. I figure we home school so what difference does it make?
Let me see if I can explain…She is not one of those cuddly types who just snuggles right in and doesn’t move.
I told her, I just couldn’t do it anymore. I told her she was to hard sleep with her and sometimes it just felt like she was jumping on me all night long.
|Matthew and Stephen|
|Brian and Alex|