For a few months now I’ve been struggling with our decision to homeschool. I know it’s what I want to do, and my husband has begrudgingly agreed to let me. He’s more on the fence than I am, but does agree in some ways that it would benefit our boys. However, the past few months have felt difficult. I feel like I am constantly fighting for it, whereas I think the actually decision should be the easy part. Obviously something is not right and I’ve been searching for the solution. What do we need to change to make this right? I’ve made a few changes here and there and tried completely different systems with no luck. I’ve decided that perhaps my attitude needs a change. I do intend on continuing the blog, but we won’t be participating in any link ups. My purpose in blogging needs to shift from sharing ideas with everyone to just making a memory for us as a family to hold on to.
I know there will be other changes as well. I’m hoping a new start in the new year will be just the change we need!
Well it was dinner time, the boys were hungry, and we hadn’t done our Christmas activitiy. I had seen this on 1+1+1=1 earlier and thought it was the perfect snack and activity idea! How wrong I was!
We’ve had a particularly trying couple of days. I’m not sure if it’s Christmas, the upcoming surgery, or an minor illness running around, but it’s not making for an easy learning time!
I gave both of the boys a few crackers with the cream cheese spread on it and then cut up some carrots, yellow pepper, and raspberries. Baloo got right to decorating, and Royal got right to eating.
He did end up putting ONE veggie on a cracker, which he promptly removed and ate.
Baloo’s finished masterpieces!!
After this point neither of them wanted to eat the crackers with veggies and they both started whining for dinner again. I did enjoy their crackers though!
Today was a trying day and the fact that we did this at all still amazes me. I’m really glad we did though because it eased up the tension a bit!
I drew a line and had Baloo cut out his snow bottom. I cut out Royal’s and we glued the bottom and the top hats onto the blue paper.
I put the glue on the papers and set out cotton balls and let them go to work! Royal needed a bit of assistance, but he did try!
Next we drew on arms and Baloo decided the snowman needed eyes!
And voila! Our cotton ball snowmen!!