this time change has me out of sorts. it always does for the first month. or so. but the lovely burst of warm weather we are having is making the transition a little easier.
moving books and students outside this afternoon to tackle long division and copywork with the sun shining on our faces made the grueling task a bit easier.
there were still some tears. because of the long division. but for some reason doing work outside with our sweet garden flowers smiling at us and hearing the birds singing their spring serenade makes all the other stuff seem not so bad.
even the weeds were pretty.
sounds idyllic, huh? well, humor me, would ya?
our census packets came today. i am planning a unit study on this subject.
here are just a few things we are reading:
edward lear’s the scroobious pip
speaking of love. i am loving embroidery these days. knitting stitches are so hard for me to keep track of right now. i thought that somehow baseball season would afford some quality chair sitting. knitting time. but that is just not happening. so instead of being a poor sport i am venturing out with my scary lump of embroidery thread. i think i’ve shown it to you before. it’s so big it is impossible to lose track of it. i say it like it is an entity. and really it is!
my girl requested a custom embroidery piece. a cute little hoop with a certain bird. music notes and flowers. and i, being the attentive mother, obliged.
i obliged mostly because one day i noticed that the doll cradle was no longer being played with. it was upstairs in a pile of “things to be put away”. i felt a lump in my throat because i had meant to paint it but never got around to it. and that made me really sad so i am trying not to let that happen again.
the time wherein your children specifically request certain things from you doesn’t last long. and i hate having regrets.
are there specific things you regret with regards to your kids? things you’ve left undone?
come on. make me feel better….