Friday, December 30, 2016

Give Me a Break

Man, oh, man, oh man......

Just when I thought I was in my groove,  school schedules came out in their full glory.  We narrowly made it through football season and band auditions, and then we got basketball schedules.  Holy, moly, guacamole!  Needless to say, I was thrilled to see Christmas break.  Thankfully two of the the three kids didn't expect a visit from Santa, because I honestly don't think I would have survived the lies X3.  Seriously!  Amazon (Prime) saved my life!

As the break winds down to a close, it just dawned on me....I am so very grateful that I taught my kids (early on) the art of "finding something to do".  We definitely have no shortage of events and engagements, so down time is precious.  When the boys were younger we did outings regularly, but I made sure to let them know that I'm not a clown and therefore should not be relied upon for entertainment.  Alivia's outings revolve more around her brother's schedules and she doesn't have the built in playmate that they had with each other, but I'm trying to make sure she also gets the message.  Posters with pictures (during the pre-reading stage) and lists (as they get older) suggest specific activities to do when "bored".  When we have time off, everyone finds their spot and does their own thing, until they need to eat.  It's wonderful!!  Next lessons.

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