October 24, 2007
Romantic dress and homeschool
I just love how these dresses look on little girls. I made this one and another like it for my older two when they were 1 and 2 years old. The skirts are nice and wide for easier movement- very important for toddlers. I usually pair it with some white muslin and eyelet pantalettes, but they won't fit over her cloth diapered bottom. Guess I need to make some roomier flannel ones for winter.
Today I am planning to order the pattern for the 'Beatrix' gored skirt pattern from Sensibility. It is supposed to be a simple project and I like how long and ample it appears. Plus she's added more sizes to it so it will fit more plus sized figures. Since it has turned cold, I only have two skirts that are 'wintery' and some blue jeans. I HATE pantyhose/tights whatever, and don't have leggings or know where to find some that will fit. So, I may be wearing more pants this winter or if the skirt is successful, I'll be wearing that with some knee highs or something. I'll get it figured out.
I also have a question for homeschooling moms. I've really been re-examining why Leiah is going to school. Every morning when I put her on the bus, I get a little teary or feel a pang of regret because she is so little and is gone. I thought we were doing the best for her, and she is so lucky to have such good teachers and therapists- but they aren't mama. The girls have a hard time adjusting to each other in the afternoons and fight a lot. She is tired from being worked and at school all day.
But, how in the world would I do it? I can barely keep our home clean, good meals cooked, laundry done, and make sure each child is loved and cared for. How would I have time to get all the lessons and materials prepped? I know I have my binder, but I haven't been following it as well the past week or so. Anyways, I would love to hear everyone's ideas/plans for how they go about lesson planning and their daily schedule, especially those of you with several small children. If you don't want to leave a lengthy comment, you can email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Anneatheart at 7:52 AM