Charlotte has a Most Amazing Co-op Teacher. She loves her class, and talks about all they learn. It’s impressive. The first week of co-op, Charlotte – and each of the K4 students – came home with a Painted Lady Caterpillar. While I thought, many times, we’d killed the poor thing, this morning’s caterpillar check revealed […]
We were walking through Walmart, land of the classy for sure, when Charlotte found something bright pink and sparkly on the floor. In typical three year old fashion, she picked it up to examine it. When she asked what it was, I examined it. It was a fingernail. Not a “oh, I broke a nail” […]
Maybe Oil and Water can mix, after all.
In a rare moment of sharing without finding a way to be upset with one another, Oil and Water were reading a look and find “Where’s Waldo” type book together the other day. I had to take a photo, just to remind myself that it can happen. They play together on a regular basis. They […]
I’ve been making my own soap for nearly two years now. I was cleaning out the bathroom cupboard a few days ago and found half a dozen bars of Irish Spring from before my soap making days. Charlie was in the tub when I stuck a bar of it into the tub to use it […]
Persistence, pain, and learning personal hygiene…
Today was the Christmas party for the kids at co-op. It was exhausting, long, and now… It’s over. Whew. Co-op is done until January, we start our break from schooling next week, and it feels like I’ve passed the first leg of surviving homeschooling for the year. Tonight was my 27.5 week midwife appointment. Baby’s […]
I was contemplating two of my children this morning and made some observations to my husband. We have buddies around here. Each of my children has a buddy – a littler person who they are willing and able to get things for, help dress, take potty, etc., when I am unable. Eden’s buddy is Charlotte. […]
I never imagined this.
These days are hard. School seems to drag on forever, co-op has become a stress like no other and keeps me awake at night, it’s all I can do to keep up with the house somewhat and laundry, Pierce is tearing the house apart as fast as I can put it back together and refusing […]
Liberty’s making pancakes – from a mix. She’s over an hour in and I just heard the first oil spray hit the pan. I can teach them how to cook… but how on earth do you teach them speed?! Sterling asked me how big a yard was. My reply was, “3 feet. 36 inches. A […]
Underthings proclamation and other short stories.
I was in a dressing room, trying on a purple maternity dress. Charlotte tagged along. “Mom! That dress matches your glasses!” Yes. Yes it does. “It matches your…” she searched for the next purple item she could name. “PANTIES, TOO!” Could you say that a little louder, dear? I’m not quite sure the cashier at […]
Charlotte Serenity turned three years old today. A new pair of slipper boots from Grandpa and Grandma (because soft fuzzy things are her favorite – proven when she wore them to bed tonight) and a new dress because Momma can’t seem to let a girl birthday go by without a sewing project were a few […]
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