So, it's been yonks since I last posted. Yep, I know, pretty slack. The old adage is true, there just ain't enough hours in a day!
Yesterday a little ol' couple whaiāipo has been doing some work for, popped in to see me, bearing more beans and zucchini :) I didn't realise it until whaiāipo told me later that they are very interested in homeschooling. So I guess we were on display yesterday as they asked me all sorts of things, looking around the room intrigued/fascinated by our "school." I was more than happy to answer their questions. (Typically I'm looking around the mess and wishing I'd had a heads-up to expect them ... books, paperwork, crafts sprawled everywhere. Luckily they just didn't walk all the way through to discover the Lego room!! - Didn't you know "l" is for "lego" not "lounge" ha ha.)
At one stage, the lady asked if I get any time to myself, to which I replied, "I had plenty of alone time before I had children, I don't need any more. Once they leave home I'll have too much alone time, so I need to enjoy the time that I have."
Here's a few pictures of life in action around the house these past two weeks:
TKD, Scouts and Cubs have all recommenced. It's hard for me to readjust. It was so pleasant having the summer break. We are all very much still in summer holiday mode and I certainly enjoyed the time away from away-activities.
Even getting back into school work is rather hit and miss. Everything is dictated by tama 5, and the enjoyment of summer weather. I'm trying really hard to pump as much into our day as I can possibly manage. It's so easy to get stressed and frustrated that we're not getting a huge amount done, but I do try so hard to be relaxed and go with the flow. When a baby is only a few weeks old, I simply throw timetables out the window. We can only achieve what we achieve -- don't stress over it. They are learning whether we choose to believe it or not, eh?
Anyway, the kids are excited. There's lots of activities set up - tama 2 didn't even bat an eyelid when dad told he was leaving.
This was a big week for her. I feel good with the steps we made. I'm hoping this was the turning point, I really, really do!! If she can keep up her effort then we will be on the road to success. I've always enjoyed a challenge, but she has by far been the BIGGEST challenge I have EVER faced. But after this week I feel encouraged.... yep ... it was a big week for her and I.
I'll leave it there for now. The brain is pretty exhausted trying to sit and write. Out of practice writing a blog!! Ha ha ha.
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