7 Quick Takes - No Snow edition
Linking up with the lovely Jen this morning! Did you know that she and her link-up are Sheenazing??? Congrats, Jen!
So, the best laid plans and all of that...I picked our Before Five in a Row book this week with the hopes that it would snow at some point. According to the forecast, there was a chance of snow today, but nary a flake is in sight. So, The Snowy Day will have to remain a reality in book form only.
On the upside, I was anticipating nasty weather this morning, so I already did the grocery shopping last night...which means no having to venture out with a child in tow. Hooray!
I know that this is only my fourth week of teaching homeschool preschool, but I definitely feel like I hit a slump this week. I attribute it to switching up our math routine and trying for something that Sister Stinky just doesn't have the attention span for yet. Poor first child. I read other blogs and I think I'm not the only mother who suffers from being a tad overeager when it comes to trying new things with a first child.
But seriously, I know so many little ones who are Sister Stinky's age and are starting normal preschool, and I just start feeling so insecure about homeschooling! I told a (fellow homeschooling) mom friend the other day, "It's like, I enjoy actually homeschooling and have fun with it, but I don't like the idea of homeschooling." I think I still have it in my head that homeschooling is a weird thing, even though it's gaining in popularity and I can see that it seems like a good fit for our family right now.
But that being said...I am not one of those homeschooling moms who thinks that homeschooling is the way that everyone should go. Honestly, there are days that I'm not sure it's the way that I should go. I grew up attending a Catholic elementary school and loved it. I don't rule out Catholic school for any of ours in the future. But right now, we're learning at home.
To be honest...I think I'm suffering from one of those weeks where it just feels like nothing you're doing as a mom is quite good enough. The weather is gray, the baby is fussy, and you are just so ready for a change in routine. Thankfully, tomorrow is Saturday, and in addition to a Saturday morning Mass date with Sister Stinky, I'm looking forward to getting out by myself for a few hours. My Saturday morning alone times are key to my survival, I've discovered. Silence is lovely, sometimes. ;-)
Thanks for your prayers the other day! The Abbot passed his prospectus defense (which means he can officially start writing his dissertation and is essentially a semester ahead of schedule). He is now officially a doctoral candidate and is classified as "abd" (all but dissertation). There was much rejoicing! Sister Stinky was thrilled when celebrated with dinner at the blue restaurant.
Have a wonderful weekend! Stay warm!