I missed my house today. Literally, sad pangs of longing reverberating in my heart. Silly, huh? Specifically, that chalkboard. Sillier, maybe? I miss all the chalky, dusty pictures drawn up by the mister and then duplicated by the girls. I miss saying, "Momma is cooking right now, sweetie. Please go draw something fantastic on the board for me to look at during dinner."
Rumor has it the man has some new chalkboard schemes up his sleeves for our little apartment. It can't come soon enough. I feel like I could use it a thousand times a day and save a thousand trees worth of paper! The real reason I miss it? I keep thinking how handy that board would be for homeschooling.
Homeschooling for the first time has been interesting, overwhelming, and delightful. We made the decision to do Classical Conversations this year with Lily. It is a rigorous program and keeps us rather busy during the day. My biggest challenges:
1. Keeping the younger occupied without disrupting my groove (no one should be messin with a momma's groove, y'all).
2. Finding time to get errands run, with schooling taking up the mornings, and afternoons cut up with nap time for the youngest.
3. Getting all those crazy memory songs out of my head when I am trying to fall asleep!
We are four weeks in to this crazy new schedule, and I miss my chalkboard. That about sums it all up.
Some of my dear WA friends have asked for more picture updates of the family. Well, between homeschooling and the first exhausting months of pregnancy, I have barely snapped a shot of the girls, or the man or myself. Hooray for being 16 weeks along, still fitting in all my clothes (thank you morning sickness, you sly devil), and finally enjoying cooking again!
As I get the hang of homeschooling and motherhood, I will try to update the blog more often. For all my fellow homeschooling mommas, my admiration for you has skyrocketed. For all my tens of readers, you are loved.