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mid-week

By Tara Zandra | July 22, 2010

I went to my book club meeting this morning- I had a good time! I personally ran out of steam after about an hour, but I think that’s just because I’m not used to discussing books and there were distractions of keeping an eye on the kids at the same time. I’m looking forward to next month since then it will be a book I’ve never even heard of before.

I’m trying to get Daisy to finish her fair entries as we have to turn them in Saturday but so far I’ve been unsuccessful. I told her it’s up to her if she wants to do them or not but the problem is she does want to do them, just not right now. Totally my kid.

I feel her though, I’m in a lazy state of mind myself and have been for a good portion of this summer. I understand that summers are for laziness, but we do lessons year round so we can take time off whenever we want. But between this, that, and the other, well, not much in the way of lessons has been going on around here. That’s my constant lament. There is so much out there that is so interesting, yet no time to get it all done. I know the kids can’t learn everything, but one of the benefits of homeschooling is being able to go more in depth because of the lack of time constraints. I want the kids to do cooking and sewing, music and art and science. But there’s still math and history and violin and writing and spelling. But then still, I want them to have lots of free time and I want us to go on excursions. I just need to train us all to subsist on a lot less sleep. Well, and the ability to get up and go in the morning with a heck of a lot less dilly-dallying. I think Chris is the only one that has that ability. We girls take our time and I don’t even mean in the actual getting ready aspect but in the getting ready to get ready time of the morning. Snails look at us with pity in their eyes propped atop their heads.

Tomorrow I get to pick up my big kid and finally stop worrying about her. Last night I was feeling restless and wallowing a bit to myself about not knowing how she’s doing and decided I needed a change of scenery. So I consulted Chris and then sprang on Daisy that we were headed to Disneyland. It was only an hour from her bedtime, but who cares? She literally screamed and jumped up and down- that is some unusual behavior for her. I was determined to have a fabulous time and did my best to ignore the crowds and annoying people. I think I succeeded and enjoyed it the best I could. We ended up seeing the fireworks which will severely cheese off the oldest child when she finds out, but we are going to see them again so that should be okay.

Well the cat’s head is inching further and further onto my keyboard desperately trying to thwart my typing so I’ll pet her. I think I’ll give up the fight and call it good.

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One Response to “mid-week”

  1. Vanessa Says:
    July 23rd, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Your cat is polite! My cat just comes and puts his whole body between me and the laptop screen, the big pest. :)

    And it takes us forever to get ready to go anywhere, too. FOR. EVER. It’s ridiculous.

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