Three Good Things for the Day:
- We’re back in school! Sam and I resumed our regular school schedule today. Sam has done some work here and there over the past six weeks, but until now it’s been too difficult for me to get down two flights of stairs and stay there for a few hours. But I did it today, and we had a blast! My mind is popping with ideas for new work for Sam to do. We started a new book today, A Little Princess, which I’ve never read and have been looking forward to. We played a new version of the Exchange Game. Sam flawlessly recited the two poems she has memorized and her printing is as good as ever. While we were on hiatus, I added a new subject to her checklist: History. She noticed it written on the whiteboard and demanded to do history. She was excited to work with her puzzle map of the U.S. She did all of her work in about 2.5 hours without a single complaint. I know today was especially good because everything was fresh again, but still, it was just so amazingly awesome to work with Sam again.
- Besides school, I started a new schedule I’m going to try with Ale and the kids. Ale has been here for close to five months and we still don’t have any kind of routine that works for everyone. It’s just so complicated, and we’ve had so many crises. But I’ve learned a few things that don’t work, so I’m hopeful again.
- I bought Zoe and Leo their first pairs of Robeez. I don’t put my kids in shoes until they have to walk outside. Actually, I don’t even put socks on them unless it is cold. Why? Why do people add all these little objects for their babies to pull off and throw around? I’ve never understood it. Anyway, neither of the twins are walking yet, but they are so close, and the weather is getting cold. It’s only a matter of time. I have a picture of Sam standing outside on the deck with me wearing her first pair of shoes. It’s such a happy thing.