I attempted to plan out our entire homeschool year. They are young I know. But, I like to plan. I am just not good at following through with plans. I have an AB personality. If that is a thing. For the most part, we do what goals I had for the week. But, this being our first year, I never anticipated the rabbit trails we would go off on. Like studying about leaves and reading way more books and not doing subjects back to back. We want our kids to fall in love with learning. In doing so, that means my plans aren't always the best ones.
Some days we read and play so much the laundry doesn't get done. Heck, most of the time it gets clean and folded, just never put away.
Some days we don't get to copywork that I have planned out. But it is ok because Princess is making a list of family members that can check out books from her library and writing love notes to all of us.
Some days we don't get to math. But it is ok because Optimus wants to take his tape measure outside and measure leaves and worms.
Some days we don't get to our reading curriculum. But it is ok because Princess all of a sudden wants to sit down and read Fox in Socks to us.
Most days dishes are left on the counter to do the following morning.
That is not ok because then the next morning the house smells like death and I can't smell the coffee brewing.
Fall is my favorite time of the year. We got married in Oct. when the leaves just start to turn their beautiful colors. September is one of those months that just taunt you. It's a high of 72 one day, let's open all the windows! Next day, high of 90, close all the windows. September is a teaser of what fall is bringing to us. It kills me.
Also, one day, I would like a screened in porch.
We did have the blood moon in Sept. so that was a plus.
I have our whole month planned for dinners. They are pretty good meals too. I went out on a limb and planned all crock pot meals. As the days passed the goodies kept going in the crock pot later and later. Until this past week, I just kept forgetting to put anything in. It is hard to cook crock pot meals on the stove. They never taste the same. I did freezer meals last month and loved it! Next month, I won't plan so many crock pot meals. Some days I just don't have time.
I am home all day with three children, sometimes four when I watch someone, five years old and under. I need some time to myself. I do this by waking at 5 am with the hubs. This gives us an hour together and roughly an hour to ourselves. Sometimes I'll read, scrapbook, crochet or just stalk Facebook friends (you know who you are). I've come to love this time of day. Many mornings it is just me sitting in the quiet nursing Falcon, watching the sunrise.
I want to encourage you to take at least an hour for yourself during the day.
You deserve it.
Our neighbor paid us a visit yesterday. The chicken was apparently in her front bushes just hanging out. Scared her half to death. She came over to tell us she threw it back over the fence for us. Now, the question remains, to clip her wings or smoke her up this weekend?
I learned that from my five-year-old.
I'm linking up with Emily P. Freeman.