i want to be miss stacey

the other day my girl was watching anne of green gables for the umpteenth time and the part came on about anne and diana’s school days-after the raspberry cordial incident where they aren’t “allowed” to be “friends” anymore-they longingly look at each other-and then there is a brief moment where the kids are in the woods-looking at ferns-sketching-and doing stretches/exercises and i had this strange longing to be like miss stacey. so sweet and cheerful. all of my students dressed in darling knitted sweaters and crisp pinafores….

sigh. a girl can dream, can’t she?

it has been pure chaos trying to get back into the swing of things and with Christmas break right around the corner i am so tempted to give up. but it’s not so easy with geometry and biology. those kinds of subjects don’t take kindly to being cast aside for too long.

to ease the pain a bit we’ve been doing more “girl school”. i could teach a million girls like mine. she is so easy-going. bright. and excited about learning. she has learned to crochet. wash cloths for everyone we know are high on her list of priorities. she was beaming yesterday as she finished her first one. oh, and we are thoroughly enjoying reading sense and sensibility together. with no cheating. meaning neither of us gets to read ahead when the other isn’t looking.

as for the boys are just bums. smart. lazy. bums.

and the only thing i have going for me is the new xbox. christmas came early for them and i am ok with it because then the focus will be more where it should be. and besides, it is great leverage. i am amazed at the speed with which chores are getting done. and done correctly. it’s so different when they are wasting their own precious time….

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7 thoughts on “i want to be miss stacey

  1. How funny–Una is also my easy student, docile and self-motivated. Even subjects she dislikes, like math, she does doggedly without too much grumbling. But the boys–especially Sebastian–it’s like pulling teeth! The battle to get just the core subjects done leaves me so worn that I don’t even want to do any of the fun stuff either. I just want to have some peace!

  2. I have to get motivated first. Tee he he.

    Say, love the new ocean header pic. Fantastic! I can feel the spray!!

  3. OH man my daughter is very strong headed and already thinks she knows more then me. She does not like it when I correct her.

    My boys…lazy, laid back…will do anything I tell them.

    But I love them all so much. We are so blessed to have these people in our lives. What would I do without them?????

  4. We will have a similar type of electonic motivation after Christms. Earlier this week I was almost ready to cancel the order after dealing with oldest ds! But, I refrained and we’ll use it for motivation instead. I sure hope the incentive last a LONG time!

    My dd is my joyous student, as well. But, she doesn’t like to be corrected … good thing she seldom needs correction in her schoolwork.

  5. Wow, I love the image on your header!

    I’m only just beginning with boys (my oldest boy is sort of Pre K/K — but I can already see how different things are! Sigh.

  6. maxinepatricia on said:

    Just stopping by from Catholic Mothers Online. I LOVE your photography- GORGEOUS! I’d love to teach your daughter too- crocheting, reading Sense and Sensibility and watching Anne of Green Gables… *sigh of bliss*. I’m hoping my baby girl will enjoy those things when she grows older. We’ll see. 🙂

  7. what!?! your kids aren’t dressed in beautiful hand knit sweaters? no crisp clean white pinafores? those pinafores aren’t IRONED? WHAT?!?

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