So a brief run through of our summer…It was AWESOME, full of friends and family visits, ran my very first 5k, I started selling Scentsy again, hubby promoted, and we adopted a puppy. Her name is Bria and she is fun, but goodness lots of WORK!
So even though today is a holiday we started school today. Hubby had to work so why not? I revamped 90% of our curriculum and feel like a fish out of water…Ahhhhh Ayyyyyee I don’t want to do this!! Ok, YES I do I just don’t know the new stuff and yes it will be worth it….Right?
I set my alarm for early. (Early for me ok.) Chickpea and Ladybug were up before Bria and my alarm! Ugh really? I had a few things to finish up before school started and was really looking forward to atleast 30 minutes of quiet. Didn’t expect über excitement and all BEFORE my morning cup of coffee. “Mom, you ready to start school?” umm “Let me eat breakfast.” Of course today I would also try to be organized and start dinner in the crockpot. I couldn’t chop onions and peppers fast enough. “Hurry up mom!” Then in their boredom and lacking of patience, they thought it would be a great idea to play chase in the house with Bria all while talking in their loudest voices possible. Oh lordly it’s going to be a long day….
We made it to the schoolroom and at our desks by 9am, pray, pledge of allegiance, and devotional check. Well not quite. Bria decided she needed to explore the schoolroom and taste test everything! Really? Focus flew out the window and it quickly became a game of “get that away from Bria”. I couldn’t take it, so I brought the kennel and a “Bria” toy into the schoolroom and put her in that. So she was with us and we could actually get something done. She slept through class. Slacker!
|I don't like putting her in the kennel, but we are still |
working on stay, no and etc.
Compared to last year I’m a frazzled mess! I’m looking at all these new teacher manuals and thinking WTH was I thinking? Teaching multiple grades this year might be more of challenge. What Chickpea finds interesting, I have to work to keep Ladybug’s attention. Yes, I should cut myself some slack since it is only the First Day of school. This is my fourth year homeschooling, when does it become NOT such a stress-filled chore?
There really is nothing like one of my momma’s pep talks to encourage and get me back in the game. So first day of school wasn’t the picture of perfection as I hoped but it’s complete and tomorrow is a new day!