So what have I been doing the last couple of days? Well, Monday was kind of a rough day because I was trying to catch up on some cleaning and laundry, and had determined to not get frustrated with my children. That didn't work too well, and I just broke down and became rather depressed at my lack of self control. So I talked to my husband, and we both agreed that I needed to devote the first few hours of my day just to the girls. That way, the important things will get done and I won't get side tracked working on the house and end up feeling guilty later.
Tuesday we started 'school'. For the moment I haven't made a schedule or used a curriculum, just shooting from the hip to see how they do. They are doing very well, especially Alexa, surprise! She is just soaking it up. I am making sure to do Leiah's brain gym exercises and we work on numbers and letters, do puzzles and drawing, read several books and today we played another brain gym game where we make the kids into a 'sandwich'. (pillow, kid lays down, spread the kid with 'mayonnaise' put a blanket on top as 'cheese', then the other pillow, then you press down-supposedly that pressure is soothing and comforting) They really liked that.
So, I need to take some time to make up a schedule for us so I'm not wasting time trying to figure out what to do. I really want to teach Alexa to read, but am not sure how to go about it because she doesn't know how to recognize all the letters yet.
In other news, ha ha, we are going to make a trip to Upper Michigan the 15th of February. Did you know it gets -20 degrees there? What's the coldest it gets here, 20 degrees or more!!! I have very few long sleeved shirts much less clothes for that kind of weather! And of course all the stores are getting rid of winter items, so tonight my dh and I are going shopping to hunt down some warm clothes!
It also takes TWO DAYS to get there...two days in the CAR with all the girls. We've done it before and it was terrible!!!!!!! However, they are older now, and more able to stay focused on activities like coloring or something. Thank the Lord we have a DVD player built into the van.
Anyways, I must go and work on some sewing for awhile.