I’ve been in a slump. A summer funk. Enjoying life, don’t get me wrong… but seriously just not feeling like writing. Perhaps it’s because the only thing I feel passionately about right now is something that I prefer to keep to myself – my political opinions. I don’t like to get involved in messy confrontations or debates. Because my opinion is my opinion, and I have it for my reasons… and your opinion is yours – for your reason. Neither of us is going to persuade the other to be any different. And honestly, I think that’s ok. Because it’s important to stick to your convictions. But when I sit down to write, it’s what pops into my head, and I just flat out refuse to take my blog to a political low. I could go at it from the parenting angle of why I feel the way I do because of the future for my kids, but seriously, that’s still a political low.
SO, here’s what we are doing this summer.
Becca is driving me bananas because she wants school, school, and more school. So I have pulled out some science review worksheets she can do starting tomorrow to occupy her and stave off some of that desire for school.
Gray is into everything. And he’s talking up a storm. He is rapidly discovering his world, and learning how to express what he’s learning. He is easily frustrated when he doesn’t know how to verbalize his thoughts, and he cries easily. It drives me bananas.
I have been working on reorganizing and rearranging much of the house in preparation for this fall, when we’ll be full-on officially homeschooling for Becca’s “Pre-K” year. I decided that I never felt comfortable having toys and school stuff in the dining room, and that I wanted it cleaned out. So I did. I have rearranged our family room, and cleaned up my office – so that my office can be our classroom – right next to where Gray can play. But with all this rearranging and reorganizing comes the issue of all the stuff. And, well, all the stuff we have is driving me bananas.
Notice a theme? We could start our own zoo. Or perhaps our own bakery. I’ve been making a lot of banana protein muffins, which the kids love. And in an effort to cut my unhealthy snacks, I decided today to try the reduced fat cinnamon swirl bread at Starbucks instead of my usual banana bread… and I decided that it’s not worth it. Either get the banana bread, or don’t get a snack at all. The cinnamon swirl was ok, but slightly stale… or perhaps since it’s healthy it’s just that dry to begin with. Either way, it didn’t fit my tastes.
I feel like I’m rambling. But it’s good to write again. I just wish I had a topic. LOL. Seriously, though, I’ve made some mini-posts on my Facebook page, so if you aren’t following over there, you’ll want to dive in and go ahead and hit “like” and “follow” – because right now the more educational content is over there.
This fall I look forward to diving back in full force over here as I work through units with Becca. Gray starts Mother’s Day Out after Labor Day, but I may go ahead and start getting into some school routines with Becca before that. We’ll see. I love that we have some flexibility.
Also this fall will be our process of IQ testing and charter school lottery entering, and all kinds of other stressful parenting experiences that I’m sure to write about, so stick around, the good stuff will be back soon. Right now I’m just working with a fried brain… the heat index of 110 tomorrow is sure to make me even more scrambled. It’s hot, ya’ll. Really hot.
So anyway, this was a totally random post just to write again and remind you I’m here… and implore you to stick around. God bless, and stay cool!