But, school is still happening! We need to work out a few kinks, but we will!
It is imperative to our schooling success that we not lose Mondays!! So to insure that we don't the kids have to take work with them and some of it is going to happen in the car!
Like today while waiting for Daddy to get out of work- we did a read aloud and the kids all worked on individual work also!
I am determined to NOT fall behind this year! We have so much to cover and we just have to keep up! I understand emergencies, or sickness or occasional instances of missing school time but really for the most part this year we are sticking to our guns! Hence Kaitlin being up right now finishing her "homework" math assignment that she didn't complete earlier!
And here is Matt trying to finish it so he won't have "homework"!
Kate and I had an opportunity to go to a Sanctus Real concert with friends. I am so glad we did.
I left feeling refreshed! I needed that praise fest! And truly that is what the evening was-- the lead singer, Matt Hammitt spoke and truly His words were God speaking to me, through Him. I just needed the reminder, that I am loved, that I have a purpose, that I am forgiven and that I have to lay it down at HIS feet.
I am so glad that we chose to go and thankful for God sending me encouragement and I know that this is going to follow me into our school week.
You would think I had never spoken to my children about how to clean something up, how to place a paper in a folder, how to start an assignment when asked to, how to follow a simple command.
They have reverted to infancy.
I am fine with some leeway given the fact it's the first week of school. I am good with some grace and some understanding... But the last three days have been ridiculous!
My prayer for this year... Pray more but yell less is the goal....
I have yelled, cried, threatened, made good on my threats, punished, explained, condoned more than I should have, and PRAYED. A lot.
I don't think I am asking too much- I haven't even given them their school load! Basically they have done math, put together a binder, made a poster and had some discussions (that I led and had no answers that they had to know).
That is it.
First Day of school...
Emily -- minus one out right disobedience about doing a math sheet has been fine. It is Kate and Matt! The two I HAVEN'T WORRIED AND FRETTED OVER FOR MONTHS!!!!!!
So this weekend- as they are grounded.. We are working on establishing routines, writing out school assignments, getting chores caught up so they stay on track, and lots and lots of PRAYER.