A day with ups (with a down thrown in ).
The lad worked hard before expected friends came to get as much schooling done as possible. UberSmart, IXL, Veritas Press done. Our critical thinking started. WOOT WOOT!
Friends came to visit! Toads were released. Fun was had WOOT WOOT.
They enjoyed zucchini bread and grapes.
Life was fun of smiles.
Then the company left. :(
We had a time of being down....
Homeschooling still needed to occur.
Life was sadness.
BUT MOM!!! We are ALWAYS done at 1 p.m. ALWAYS mom.
This isn't fair.
But son we normally don't have friends come to visit in the morning.
BUT MOM!!! THIS ISN'T FAIR. Grumbly, negotiating, setting to. Not happy, but relatively compliant....
And you know what.. it's HARD to make changes and adjustments.
I know it well. And like my son, I fight the unexpected, but then adapt (sometimes with grumbling)
BUT we preservered...
Mapping with art! Now admittedly...this map was HARD to do. The lad made many stumbles and it's hard when you want to do it perfectly to make mistakes. Mom made plenty with her own and it was tough to work through. BUT we have GREECE!
And to earn time an eager child cam running out to see me in the backyard (I had cut the lawn, talked with the neighbour to thank him for taking our stuff to the dump, gave the toads a couple of hidey holes, cleaned some garbage up and what not). MOM! What can I do to earn time? Should I rake the leaves?
I asked him if he minded doing a different job... cleaning up the crab apples in the front yard... "Sure" was his happy reply. I finished up cleaning some wood in the backyard and came out to help. He initially turned me down until I explained my intent and then he was all for it. :) Raking the appies into a pile makes the job go MUCH easier. :)
There's enough there he already knows how he can earn more time tomorrow. :) Isn't it grand to have a reason to work? :)