Monday, September 18, 2006

Substitute Teacher

Well, a houseguest = less computer time. Not getting a chance to get on the computer since our guest room is also where the computers are.

My mom is up here visiting. She came for K's 4th birthday on Saturday and decided to stay long enough to go with the girls to their choir class on Tuesday. They really love involving her in their lives and she enjoys seeing what they are doing. I am very blessed to have such a supportive family when it comes to homeschooling.

It worked out well since I had one of my checks at the OB office today. She stayed home with the girls and did morning lessons with them while I went to the appointment and then ran a quick errand. By the time I came home everyone was settling down for lunch with all their 'organized' lessons completed. After lunch MB wanted Mamaw to help her with her science poster on salt marshes that she needs for her Wednesday Co-op, so I just got to watch from the sideline.

My mom, really played the substitute today. She was insistent that I get off my feet. Especially, after the midwife found that junior has dropped significantly, and with my tendency towards pre-term labor wants me to take it easy for at least the next two weeks.

My mom took over all child care duties for the entire day. It felt strange. To be watching the lives of my children, but not fully engaged or involved. To review their written work and hear about what they did as opposed to actually being a part of it. I wonder if this is what school would feel like for me?

I did make sure I managed the reading time tonight. At least it is something I can keep up with.

It was a good day and I am very thankful for the help. Kudos to all who support those that homeschool.




Tobi Wolf said...


If you need me to pick the girls up for choir next week let me know. I don't know if K would come with me since I am a (relative) stranger but I can bring MB with Tatiana if you need it.

I have a cold or something today but I imagine by next week I will be okay. If you need a break ever let me know and I can come hang out with the girls.

I know someone else who had a UTI and a yeast infection and that put them in pre-term labor. She had to do a few weeks of bed rest then was okay. It was earlier than where you are though.

Hang in there. bed rest is hard. extra so I imagine when you have 3 other kids that need you.



Dy said...

I'm glad your mom was able to sub for you. Listen to your mother!!

A family of six living and learning. You might catch us outside in the mud or working on crafts. We always seem to be on the go, come on and join us.