But last week we were on the ball!
So..I don't have any actual pictures of school taking place, but it did. Trust me. It took a long time each day, or so it seemed since we aren't used to actually doing every subject. Saturday morning we had some school to do because I had taken last Monday off and at 5am Saturday morning I had an epiphany!
An epiphany, I tell you!
See, I've been waking up for 2-3 hours for no good reason every night. THIS particular time, I grabbed my phone off my nightstand and started typing notes so I wouldn't forget all my awesome ideas.
(And I never did get to organizing the kitchen.) (Later, OK?)
First of all, I realized some things about our homeschool room.
1. It's crowded.
2. I won't fit in there much longer.
3. We only use the table for about an hour a day.
4. We stack crap on it the rest of the time.
5. It's hard to vacuum after the birds with the big table in there.
So....out went the table. (Just stored it in the garage--it's a good table!)
And now we have sort of a library. Neat. Clean. Simple.
Uh...did I ever mention that a few months ago we moved the homeschool room back to the little room at the front of the house and the girls have their own rooms now? Hmm. Guess all that happened on my break. So I have no pictures of how crowded it was in there with the bird cage and table and TV cabinet and BOY HAVE I BEEN A SLACK BLOGGER!!!
By the way, we moved the girls to their own rooms shortly after this post and right when I found out I was pregnant.
So....now we have a room to store all our homeschool stuff in (plus the girls have bookshelves in their rooms for school books) and we work at the dining room table, the couch, the living room floor, and at their desks. I like it. I don't feel tied down to sitting in the same chair all day and we are still getting things done. AND our dining room is not junked up.
AHHH. So much better. (I really cannot believe I didn't tell you about the rearranging! Or take any pictures! Man!)
OK, so this is not really a wrap up---more of a catch up. Here are some pics from last week:
|Kids 12 and up are asked to help serve at our homeschool group's Thanksgiving feast.|
|Sweetheart was SO proud to be old enough to help with the "teens."|
|After lunch, Little Bit colored with some sweet friends.|
|And got to be the 5th little turkey during the Thanksgiving stories for the younger kids.|