So if you are just joining us, I've been recording a typical school day. Let's get back to the action.
|Josiah is ready to meet the challenge of Reuben's mealtime HEAD ON! It looks like the walkie talkie antenna is in a weird place, doesn't it?|
Settling disputes... I didn't realize how much of my time would be spent helping the kids to treat eachother kindly... any moms out there want to venture a guess at how often we do this? I mean, it's a worthy lesson to teach at home but wow. Sometimes it feels like it's the only lesson I'm teaching. And I wonder if it's sinking in. At all.
|I'm happy and full!|
|I spit everywhere. EW.|
|And because he spits everywhere, it's time for a bath...|
|James really really wanted to help. I unwittingly let him play with a cake of soap that was on the counter. Soap Face!|
|My big boys do their math assignments after our morning break...|
|And if they are diligent, they are typically done well before this time. To Daniel's credit, he did spend some time taking pictures for me and he was the unseen helper during Reuben's bathtime.|
|And finally, lunchtime.|
So there we are.
A full morning of school and busy kids.
It used to be that our afternoons were reserved exclusively for resting which meant that I had a bunch of time to myself. Now, after lunch, the older kids and I tackle the subjects that require the least interruptions and Josiah, James and Reuben rest.
If you know me and my tendencies in parenting, what activity from this day is NOT typical?