Well, after not thinking about it much, I decided to take the week off of homeschooling. That’s right, after all, every school (public, private, home, and other) take a break every so many weeks. I wasn’t really planning on it, we just got extremely busy with other things and honestly, next week is still looking packed, so I am not sure if we’ll be homeschooling next week either.
I was doing ok finding time to put together the next phase of K’s Language Arts lessons, but once I got all the copies made and cut all of the pieces and sorted them in their folders (for folder activities), I just haven’t found the time to glue them onto the folders! I have been graciously given a bunch of glue sticks and have it all sorted; I just need the time to go one by one and glue the material together. I can’t really do too much at this point in Language Arts until this is done. Sigh. I am hoping for little breaks here and there to get this done as soon as possible.
We did learn and we did find teachable moment this week, we just didn’t formally “do school.” That’s ok, too. Some people would call it unschooling.
I tried this recipe for the first time and, whoa! I love it! I made plain and can’t wait to try other flavors! Click here for Homemade Bagel Recipe
Yes, we did it. We turned K around again to face the back of the backseat. After doing a lot of research and talking with some friends and my husband, we decided to have both kids in rear-facing car seats. Once we decided, I was holding my breath as I went to the garage to see if K’s car seat was a convertible one (meaning that it works front-facing and rear-facing). It was! Whew! No need to buy a new one.
K actually likes it a lot better for several reasons. The biggest reason is that his toys don’t fall all the way down to the floor when he drops them. Surprisingly, he is communicating with his sister a lot more now that they’re both facing backwards. It is cute the hear them chatting back there.
And no, there’s no need to panic about him not being able to watch the TV in the car. He can still watch it just fine, he’ll just have to relax his neck every once in a while or he’ll get a crick in his neck. Haha. In all honesty, we don’t drive that much and when e do, he hardly ever watches it.
We are very happy we did this and have more peace of mind. Here is a little bit of what we looked at that convinced us to switch. Do more research if you’re still not convinced. Please consider it, seriously and prayerfully. To us, it was a no-brainer.
Look at these angels!