I have been doing the homeschooling thing with Noah now, for just about 2 weeks. We are both hangin’ tough. It is a little insane at times with having an 8 month old sideline-man that watches with a squirmy butt and screams every 5 minutes.
I know, you look at him now and think, “sure, sure…”.
But don’t let that face fool you. Oh, no. There is a little baby fuse in there preparing to exploded at any given moment. Most likely when I am in the middle of something important.
Yesterday, was not a good day for us. Isaac was not having any of it. He did not like his highchair, his walker or his jumping-play saucer. He just was not having it. It drove Noah and I to quit for awhile to tend to his needs.
Today… to-day… is another day like yesterday. I don’t know what I have gotten myself into but it sure is time I figure something out. It seems that every time Noah and I sit at the table, Isaac screams. It may be the lack of attention. It may be that he has peed for the 45th time this morning. What ever the deal is, N and I have to get this school thing down.
After giving it some thought (while running back and forth from the kids to the computer) I have come to figure that I will start putting them down for naps at different times. Sigh. This means that I will have to give up my 2 hours to myself, where I get away to wash the dishes and shower. (You didn’t think that I really had time to myself, did you? Okay, I didn’t think so.)
Tomorrow this is how it will go down:
- Nurse Isaac to sleep in my bed and move him to the crib. If he wakes up, then nurse him back to sleep in my bed and leave him there.
- Have Noah get dressed for school
- Say our entrance prayer and begin
These last 2 weeks we’ve been working with the letter A, the vocab word: Ant, and learning that zero really is a number. We’ve been counting and adding. Noah is really getting this stuff. It’s amazing to watch these things click on in his mind.
Now if we can only get to where we are sitting for more than 5 minutes at a time…