In My Life This Week
I feel like I’m running in circles lately. Chasing my tail. And never catching up! Oh…and the snow today…purty as it is…DID NOT help!
Even if it did make for super cute photo ops.
The house is a perpetual mess. And while the perfectionist died in me aaaaages ago, clutter and chaos don’t do a dang thang to DE-stress me. I have maybe made dinner twice in the past month. We’re livin’ on Pizza Pizza and Honey Nut Cheerios. You do not want to see the laundry room. Scary! The kids and I are having the hardest time grooving back into a solid routine with our school work. Trying to get coordinated for our winter Special Olympics program. I picked up Trevy’s adaptive stroller. It’s so cute. I’m thrilled that insurance approved it easily! Lord knows, he needs it. He just doesn’t have the endurance to walk the whole zoo and at 52lbs…he’s a chunky monkey ball of energetic love! So I am happy. And yet, sappy too. There are moments when it gets to me. Being the mommy of a child with special needs. In between the miracle moments are the valleys of exhaustion. And that’s how I’m feeling lately. Exhausted. And cranky. Oh SO cranky. Which is why I whittle away productive hours dreaming of an exotic month long get-away…alone…for the first two weeks!
In Our Homeschool This Week
We were doing SO good the first half of the year. We had a rhythm and it worked. I was even fitting in my workout several days a week. Somewhere over the past couple months that changed and I’m not sure why exactly. All I know is that for a couple months now, it’s like pulling teeth to get everything accomplished.
Admittedly, some of the struggle is by choice. For instance, I choose to take the kids ice skating on Tuesday mornings. But the pay off is worth it. I think?! And I’d like to say I’m okay if we occasionally have a CORE only day. I just feel like slacking is becoming a habit that I can’t shake. Bleh.
What’s Working For Us
Now that I’ve griped it up…I will add that Jump In is totally working for Toby. What a GREAT writing program. I picked it up super cheap on The Homeschool Lounge’s curriculum forum. And we just started it up this month. He’s having a blast today writing (and sharing…and sharing…and sharing…) his opinions about various things.
Questions or Thoughts I Have
My kids know how to do simple chores and yet somehow I find myself doing them all. Until I have a “lose it” day. I’m looking for simple easy to implement ideas! Something that will work for all three kids and requires little to no mommy supervision. HELP!
Places We’re Going – People We’re Seeing
Ice Skating – my fave co-op-y thing we’ve found! The kids get to have fun and spend time chatting with other kids. And I get to mommy bond in the warm room or while doing laps around the rink. Actually, this was the first week I did laps and according to my pedometer we walked 1884 aerobic steps! Yeah us! I figured I needed to at least squeeze in a little working out somewhere. And you’d better stretch first next week, Jen!
Jen and I also started a homeschool art class at our church this week. It’s after regular school hours because A) I have a Trevy Helper then and B) it’s not squeezing the academics zone of my day. It was a blast!
What I’m Cooking
A Video to Share
…because when the choice is laugh or cry – I always go for the laugh!
Honest sharing is therapy for me…
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