Day 17: School, and One Year Anniversary

button1 Day 11: A few random photos, and we attend a bridal showerFor those who are wondering, the answer is yes.  School happens here.  It just happens in bits and pieces around all the other action.  At any given time, you will find 2-4 children holding textbooks, paper, and/or a writing implement.  At certain rare times, you might find 6 or 8 doing it all at once.  We just don’t spend all day at the table, 5 days/week.

Just for the record, Kaitlyn is not on Facebook.  She’s listening to a history lecture by Rushdooney.  Megan is doing math, and Lydia is working on a graphic design project.


As you can see, I’m not a stickler about posture during school.



Bethany is encouraging Parker as he tries to read her Bob Books.  I didn’t have the heart to tell him he’s not on the slate for reading lessons until 2015.



Bethany, on the other hand, is progressing nicely.  Maybe if she’s off and running quickly, I can bump Parker up on the schedule.



Every time she reads any of her Bob Books, the rest of the 18 volume set gets dumped out of the case.  Then she painstakingly sorts them by color and number.  She doesn’t realize that this process also counts as school.



Did you read my 4 Moms post today?  We’re celebrating an anniversary.

oneyear 300x225 4 Moms Q&A: On the 1st anniversary of our move to the big city

Maybe you’re new and missed the saga, or maybe you’d just like to revisit it.  Let me help you:

A few more things that happened today:

Natalie and Becca spent the morning with Deanna and met her new kitten

I went to the chiropractor again.   This time he and I have high hopes that he has pinpointed the source of my problems, so maybe I won’t keep breaking.

I fielded endless inquiries from potential Craigslist buyers.  I made 2 sales and 1 purchase.  A third buyer rescheduled for tomorrow, so I have 2 on the slate for Friday.

Perry got 2 fillings.

Krav class – we worked on submission wrestling.  Reviewed some old techniques, learned some new ones, put them together in actual matches.  Megan and I were paired together, Lydia against Kaitlyn, and Perry faced down a young man we’ve known for many years.  Fun note: after class on Monday, our instructor – who reminds me of Vin Diesel but less white, more tattooed – snuck up on Megan and got her in a headlock in WalMart!  She assumed at first it was Perry since we occasionally practice surprising each other.  She faked the groin strike and broke out of the hold just as she realized it was NOT her dad’s arm clenched around her neck.   I wasn’t there but they said bystanders studied their own feet in quiet shock, but made no move to intervene.  OK, that last bit isn’t fun, but the surprise attack was. 🙂


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  1. Wonderful to grow up with education as part of the fabric of life!

    Who did the cute drawing of the house?

  2. Jacqueline says:

    Funny! I think bystanders would have intervened if it had gone on longer. They might have also seen on the faces that there wasn’t a real threat involved.

  3. It’s so fun reading your posts! My kids never want to do their schoolwork at their desks, and it drives me bonkers. Maybe I should lighten up. 🙂

  4. I love that story about Megan. Bwahaha!

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