Friday, April 22, 2011
We'll just ignore that three month gap. Suffice it to say life has gone on, we are busy, school has been going well and seven older kids are easier than littles in some ways and harder in others. Our biggest news school wise is that I took a deep breath and spent actual money for a curriculum. I've decided we will all benefit from a year that doesn't include mom cutting out down to the basics once winter hits. We get plenty of academic work done but fun is important too, KWIM? I've chosen Heart of Dakota Bigger. Miss Mel needs to be the focus for a change. She has tagged along with F-man her whole school career. He will do extension pack activities. Another read on for the change is F-man and his eyes. He will be having vision therapy 1xweek for the next ten months. That'll mean 3hours out of our day every Tuesday. We will also be doing therapy at home daily. Miss Ads will start pre-school in September and I'd like to spend a little more time with her the other days of the week doing story time at the library and learning very casually at home. Miss L will also be home next year, which won't require too much from me (for 12she's pretty directed and responsible) but it will change the dynamic during the day and I for see some adjustment. And then there's scouts, cubs, carefree, daisies that I somehow end up leading or co-leading and sports and piano, band, choir, the girl's wanting to do another play... Oh, and cooking and laundry and my poor dh who actually likes my attention too...I just think a year with no planning worries will benefit us. If I can go with the flow.