A Good Start

Today was a productive day, despite a later-than-expected start.  Ruby and Molly each made it easily through three Math lessons.  We are doing several at a time because they already know most of the beginning lessons, but I want to make sure I know that they know the material.  The English lesson and the Writing lesson went well.  Right now they are listening to their History being read on a CD.  We started a little study of the book of Ruth, and the girls were actually very interested.  So far, so good.  I even went to the grocery store and got started on dinner already.  Josh will be glad about that. Mack made it through two Math lessons and then it was all downhill from there.  He whined about how tired he was.  He then asked me to play MEMORY with him.  I told him I would gladly play with him a little later today, but that at that moment I must teach Molly and Ruby their math.  He got so mad.  He whined and said, “Well, if you aren’t going to play with me now, then I don’t want to play with you at all today.”  OK.  Fine.  Then, he starts heading towards the stairs and tells me that, “I am going to my room and just staying there.   I’m just gonna go to my room by myself and stay there.”  OK. Fine. He was relentlessly whiney and […]

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Friday Night Update

Today marked the end of a huge part of our lives as we said goodbye to our friends at KINGS; it also marked the beginning of a new phase of life as I stare at curriculum scattered in my school room for my children.  Curriculum that I am in charge of teaching.  There is no other teacher I can name to blame for all the work!  It’s me.  Yikes. Seriously, I am extremely excited at the thought of this adventure.  I enjoy spending time with my children.  No doubt they drive me batty at times, but I get on their nerves, too.  I am slightly outnumbered, but overall, we enjoy one another’s company.  I am looking forward to my own schedule each day.  As of now, we don’t have anywhere we have to be any of the mornings.  My goal is start with a verse they will have to copy for a week at a time in their own little notebook.  We’ll have lively, deep spiritual discussions about it, I am sure. (ha!)  Following the Word and prayer, we’ll move to math for all three.  If you know me very well, then you’ll know why we start with math right after praying our hearts out.  We’ll need it.  I’ll give Mack a break after that because he’ll probably need it.  Ruby and Molly will move into Writing and then English.  We’ll all take a break then because I will need […]

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PaPa Mac’s turn!

PapaMac turns 97 years old today!  Happy Birthday to you!! The girls both said that “only three more ‘hops’ and he’ll be at 100!!”  (This is a very technical math term we use with the number grid–hops.)  They were impressed that he is almost three digits. Now this is a funny story that I will let GG use her discretion […]

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New View

We visited Augusta family over Labor Day weekend and had a blast.  My parents put in a pool and this is the new view from their side door.  Nice.  I tried to picture the new change, but I didn’t see it quite as nice as this.  It was so fun for the kids and relaxing for me.  I wondered what […]

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