Monday, September 1, 2014

Our First Day!

Our first day of homeschooling started out with a whimper on a casual note.  Our letter of the week is A (obviously).  A lady for whom I tutor gave us some animal crackers for Miss F yesterday, so I took advantage of the opportunity.  Miss F found the baggie today, and we counted out crackers for her snack.  We talked about "A is for animal crackers" and tried to identify the animals as she ate them.  As a kid, I remember the animals being much more distinct, but we gave them all names anyway.

We got several books from the library, and read the first one:  It's A! by Mary Elizabeth Salzmann.  It's a nice little book about the sounds A makes and the words that start with and include those sounds.

While at the library, I also picked up Let them Play by Jeff A. Johnson and Denita Dinger.  It's funny, since I'm trying to institute a somewhat vaguely structured learning experience, and at the same time, I am interested in and am actively pursuing learning through play.  I can't wait until we move, because poor Miss F has been stifled in the play arena due to the nature of our yard.  Since almost everything in our yard is edible, she tries to rip up and eat everything she can find.  That means that I have to watch her constantly - not because I'm afraid that she'll hurt herself, but because I'm afraid we will have no plants left when she's done.  Everything that's not gardened is on a steep slope.  So she can either play on the hill, or on the very splintery deck.  Poor kiddo.

Tomorrow is Mr. B's first day back to work since Miss C's birth, so I'll get my first full day experiencing life as a SAHM of two.


  1. You'll do it. It does take some getting used to. Not because you don't want to be with your children but because of habits and energy that need to find new outlets. I stopped working after our 3rd was born and while I loved it at the same time there was something going on inside me that needed me to deal with it. Lots of changes, etc. It takes time like anything else. There will be rough days and there will be days that remind you exactly why you and your husband decided to live the single income lifestyle. But the blessings far outweigh any burdens.

  2. Today was one of those rough days, but we got through! I stayed at home with Miss F as well, but it's much harder to reign in a toddler while nursing a newborn. I anticipated difficulty, but I didn't anticipate how frustrating it could be.