Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Life is moving along

This past weekend we baptized #4. Well, actually, #1 baptized #4. It was a very special day.

#6 is turning 4 next week. She loves her little buzzcut. When I was cutting all the boys' hair she got in line and said, "I want an army guy cut." I asked her if she was sure. She was. I did. She is cute, cute, cute. She looks like a miniature Emma Watson with that pixie cut. DH found it disturbing that it really did fit her personality. teehee

#5 just got a bob cut. She loves it. She is doing well, right on the cusp of being an independent reader. For this semester of school she is going to learn how to make quesadillas for the family.

#4 is also on the cusp of being an independent reader. He is full on in "I hate girls mode." #5 just gets sooo crushed.

#3 is lucky to be still alive. All I am going to say is, dawdling.

#2 is doing well. Puberty has struck. He will come back from the Dark Side soon.

#1 turned 16 this past month.

I am, at this moment, tired and envious of other moms who have children at school today. This is a message someone sent me on Facebook: I've heard smart people describe home schooling as "intellectual incest." Thought you'd like to know.
..And it's certainly not my concern, of course, if you choose to keep your kids cloistered, free of worldly influence, away from the (arguably necessary) regimentation of public schools. Still I feel sorry for those kids, stuck in that miasma of supernatural claptrap, sure of their own righteousness and open-mindedness. I can point to innumerable leaders who went to public schools. That article (not to put too fine a point on it) is horseshit. Latin! LOL.

He was referring to this article.

Oh, well. Some people just happen to be butts that talk.

Last week I killed a dog. It wasn't on purpose but the dog ran out in front of the Suburban, I was on a dirt road with kids in the car. The voice in me said, do not slam on the brakes, you will lose control of the car. I was really grateful #5 wasn't with me. She would have been sobbing and I already feel bad enough.

My hairdresser cut my hair too short.

The house is finally unpacked after the move. 3 years later....but as Marie pointed out, I got littles and I homeschool and I am darn lucky I got this much done! Oh, how I miss Marie.and Cindy. Krista too. This whole homeschooling thing is just heavy today.


ThurberGang said...

why do people think they're helpful by saying unthoughtful and just plain rude stuff like that? i'm always in awe of you, and i know that many, many others are as well. the great thing about being parents is that *WE* get to decide what is best for *OUR* children. sorry, though. . . things like that sting.

NatalieHemingway said...

Wow. I hope you "un-friended" him. He doesn't sound like a good one.

The Lunds said...

Helena has unfriended aquaintances for the rot that their other friends put on facebook that has shown up on her wall. Have to go back and check all of those account settings.

Ever have that feeling like.. it gets worse before it gets better, and then we die! Grrrrrr!

You are beautiful and very intelligent. You have a wisdom of the things of this world and of heaven. I think attacks like that are clear evidence that Satan is loose in our midst.

God is with us AND He is bigger that the boogie man!


Tulip Girl said...

Thank you friends.

Krista said...

I have been thinking a lot lately about how much I miss the good old days. I miss the park and library days, but I especially all of us getting together.

Life moves too fast, and I don't like it. :-/


The days are so different. Instead of mess and homeschool teaching I have a DH working from home and quiet until 2:54 when #6 (who is 10)...