31 May 2011 How It Was and How It Is
 |  Category: Family, Home-front, Homeschooling

For awhile I wasn’t writing much because not much was happening in my life. My life seemed to be all about waiting for the baby and then waiting for recovery. Waiting is NOT an exciting thing to experience or to write about. You wouldn’t have wanted to read about it anyway.

After awhile, I awoke to the fact that I wasn’t really waiting for things anymore, I was experiencing them! It has become a wonderful and really busy season in my life once more. I find myself in the midst of all of the wonderful homeschooling stuff, and all of the daily chores and the joy of just living with my family all while dandling the most deliciously wonderful little baby on my knee or toting my little one about. It is fun and wonderful and sometimes just a wee bit overwhelming. It also means that my arms are almost always full. I still haven’t perfected telekinetic typing, but I am still working on it!

Life is good, life is beautiful, life is full of hard work and hard times, but it is also full of the best times and the most wonderful people. I am perfectly happy even at those times when I am also a bit aggravated or even a bit cross (and yes, I DO unfortunately experience my share of both. Just sayin’.).

My days are often filled with writing out our Summer scope and sequence for each child while keeping a baby entertained and trying to direct the search for our Wildchild’s bestest best friend “Frog in Egg” and teaching the rest of the kids who are still trying to figure out how to search through the furniture for Frog while also reciting their list of spelling words or whatever. Madlibs have become a dear friend when it comes to teaching nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, verbs and exclamations. We can shout out parts of speech to each other while searching for the Frog in question. By the way, just how on earth does a toy that gets carried EVERYWHERE and never let out of a child’s sight get lost anyway? I’m betting that the Frog is in the same place as my last marble. I’m just sayin’.

So, during these times when you aren’t hearing much from me, I’m probably typing my scope and sequence with one hand, while balancing the world’s most adorable baby with the other and looking over my kids’ daily lessons. You don’t even want to know how weird our cleaning routine looks!

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5 Responses

  1. Nice to see your update! I’m in a “you aren’t hearing much from me” place right now too–hoping to get back to more regular blogging soon, but we all do have lives away from the computer, right?

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    Birdie 

    Absolutely! Thanks for stopping by.

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    Arielle 

    Nothing to write because nothing is happening, and then nothing to write because there’s no time for it? I can sympathize with that!

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    Triton 

    Hey, Birdie. I know it’s been a while, so I figured I’d stop by and say hello.

    “Life is good, life is beautiful, life is full of hard work and hard times, but it is also full of the best times and the most wonderful people. I am perfectly happy even at those times when I am also a bit aggravated or even a bit cross (and yes, I DO unfortunately experience my share of both. Just sayin’.).”

    I’m glad to hear this. My own life had been very unsatisfactory for the past few years, but it warms my heart to think that truly decent people like you and Eaglewood are doing well.

    Anyway, best wishes as always. And congratulations on yet another child. I lost count, but I’m guessing you must have a couple dozen of them critters by now. ;)

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    Heather 

    Oh, completely understand! I do find blogging somewhat therapeutic and I enjoy looking back on what I wrote–trouble is finding time to do it in the first place. Glad to keep in touch with you now and then!! Take care friend.

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