Tuesday, September 2, 2008

First Day

Wow it's been a long day! I'm way past thinking every other homeschool family has it together June Cleaver style and I'm the only one with my house & sanity falling apart, but there are days that I wonder...

Seriously, today wasn't too bad. Hope woke me up at 5 am to tell me her nose was running. I wasn't a nice mommy. I said, "I have one more hour to sleep and I can't fix your nose, go blow it and stay in bed!"

Did I mention I'm starting Beth Moore's Fruit of the Spirit Bible Study? Looks like my workbook won't go unused.

I wanted to be a cheery sweet mommy today but I was soooo tired. I over did the cleaning yesterday and was still exhausted when I got up...and I didn't exactly get up at 6 (more like the last minute before Adri arrived at 7:30).

School went smoother than I anticipated, but I had to work at not getting frustrated. Hope has a little attention issue (Shane has said more than once she has ADD) and got behind in her work, making it hard to move on with Ashlyn (we do several subjects together).

Ashlyn, who had been looking forward to school the most forced herself to the table this morning. Her throat hurt (again) and she was run down. Once she crashed this afternoon, I knew I had to suck it up and make her an appointment (remember she was just in for strep 2 weeks ago).

My lifesaver brother in law sat with the other girls while I ran Ashlyn to the night clinic a half hour away (Shane was at work-in my car with the car seats to boot). They are usually pretty fast, but tonight they were packed and we spent 2 hours there. Poor girl had to have a shot and another round of more effective antibiotics. Thankfully, she already feels better. Oh, and my brother in law, I offered to take him on our next family vacation as a token of our appreciation...not sure why he quickly declined my offer.

Hope had a meltdown just before we got home...something about thinking we were never coming back. My brother in law kinda freaked when Hope spazzed out, but it ended fine once Daddy talked her off the wall, lol. Of course, a male sitter means I have a little house cleaning to do tonight but that beats taking all the kids I own into the clinic, right?

Since our evening was spent, we are already behind on our read-alouds and chore schedule. To top off my evening, I sent out an email with words like "philosophically" and "penicillin" and forgot to run spell check. I probably spelled those right and misspelled something simple, lol. Oh, and my next email blunder-I responded to a spoof that looked like our bank email telling me our account was suspended due to two unsuccessful log in attempts. I didn't even think about it-Shane has prompted those emails before with his faulty memory for passwords. I thought about it AFTER I took the bait...arghhh.

Over and Out-I gotta get outta here and go to bed so I can get up at 6...to hit the snooze for an hour or so before actually dragging out of bed...


Anonymous said...

Give yourself a break. Sounds like, all things considered, that it wasn't a bad first day back. Praying for health and rest to return to your home soon.

On a positive note, my kids managed to finish their first week's worth of work while I survived my first week back to work. Life is looking better all the way around.


Luke said...

Hang in there. May today be better!


I am Marcia. said...

I so hear you on thinking everyone else is having a June Cleaver homeschool experience! LOL! Today is only Wednesday and I am racking my brain trying to figure out how I can do this better and more efficiently. *sigh*

Hang in there. I think we're all on the right track. I just have to get over my "box-checking-itis"! :oD

SAHM to a 9yo, 6yo, and 4yo.

Wendy said...

Hi Marcia, thanks for joining the conversation! I must say today was not much better at our house, but I know it will get better. I had planned to simply be home most of the week but it simply didn't work out and that extra running hurt our schedule...we'll get there, though!

Supermom2JakeAndEmmy said...

June Cleaver? HA! C'm on Wendy, we all know you're more the cool mom from the Brady Bunch.

Listen, you are EXREMELY preggo, trying to homeschool three kids (two of which are a little high strung) raise a toddler, babysit another toddler and about to give birth. God Bless you for refraining from stapling any children to the wall!!

BTW, if you ever need anyone on Tuesdays (PM), Thursdays (PM), or Fridays (all day) call me. Em and Jake would love to come visit, I'm sure.

Love ya'!