Friday, October 8, 2010

Week 5

The days are long but the years are short.  
I heard this somewhere along my homeschooling true!  

DD15:  Norman Castle for Military History

DD13: A page from her "Soldier's Life" compilation

DS10:  School done? Check.  Chores done? Check.  Computer play time? Check.  Exercise? Check.  This boy needs a hobby.  Or three.

DS8: Whizzed through Lesson 3 of Math-U-See Gamma!  Struggled with "answering in complete sentences" in WWE.  Almost done reading Little House in the Big Woods.

DS5:  On Monday we rushed to the store on the way to our afternoon D&D group.  As I hurried the children through the parking lot, in the wind and drizzle:
     DS5: What day is it?
     Me: Monday.
     DS5: Awesome!
There was no reason for it to be "awesome" -- we were going to a store (not for him), in the cold (and we don't have seasonal-appropriate clothing yet), before going to yet another place (not for him)...and yet! It was Monday.  It was awesome.  It's good to be five.  And it's good to be a five year old's mom, too!

DD10mo: Worst -- Waking in the night a lot.  Best -- Looking at books and making little noises as she "reads" to herself.


Laurie said...

Oh, to be 5 again! I'd love to think of Mondays as "awesome" ;-)

Robyn said...

Wow, that castle is amazing! Wish my **almost** 10 y/o ds worked that quickly! He's S L O W! He was bragging he's as slow as a snail today! Hmmmm... love your 5 y/o's comment about Monday! Hope he keeps that attitude! :-)

Sydni said...

That castle is fabulous!

Lisa said...

Yes, 5 is awesome.

Karen said...

I cannot conceive of how busy your days must be!

Tonia said...

Great castle! Is it some kind of a kit? It looks so great!

Daisy said...

I love the castle and the soldier's life page. Awesome work!

And your DS10 can come over and hurry up my DS8. LOL.

Kel said...

Great Week. The castle looks amazing!

Mrs. Brooke said...

Oh, five year olds, I totally love them! And Baby reading to herself, awww.

I'm interested in what you guys do for exercise, after I read that it was one of your DS10's things to do.

And thank you for the encouraging comment that you left me, it's helping me a lot in trying to not stress out completely. :)

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Mary said...

I love the Norman Castle! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)


Moniksca said...

Sounds like a great week, love the castle.