Both kids have been sick this past week. Paul and I have seemed to be wavering between ok and not great. Having G home for a full week was exhausting yet truly wonderful. We were very cautious to send him back early after a confirmed case of the "nasty flu bug" as we call it, was confirmed in his little classroom. With the teacher out with it and several other children out from his small class, we decided that staying home in his jammies wasn't such a bad idea. Age six can be, but such a great age to really attempt more in-depth studies and pondering than 5. Handing the boy a magnifying glass and a jar seemed to be all that was needed one afternoon. Though homeschooling is not where we can be long term, I am starting to see how great academically it can really be. By today, the end of a week of Daddy being away at work, I can see the wear on G. He misses his friends and the routine of school. He misses his drive to school with his father. I am willing to accept that I am not all that there is to this boy's world, but I have enjoyed the little bits of goodness throughout the week. The smiles, cuddles, completely honest comments about a number of strange things he has found his mother doing. School days are long and there are many small experiences shared with others, not with mama. And that is ok. Away go the runny noses and coughs, and away goes my boy, back to the world of kindergarten where the second graders know his name, cute girls follow him and laugh at his jokes and "junky" cookies are served for snack.
Hair pins ready for the shop. So fun to make...and do you see that gorgeous vintage linen????? A friend didn't want it and handed me a bag of goodies. I felt a bit guilty taking them because there were just so many wonderful things, but I am slowly getting over that and finding uses for them.
Bookmarks on their way to two sweet cousins at school.........
Hard work and chaos seem to go hand and hand in our home.