I haven’t been blogging lately because I’ve been nesting. Yes, I know it’s a little early for that but it occurred to me that I was just barely keeping my head above water with 3 kiddos and that with 4 all semblance of order was going to pack up and move altogether. So, we’ve taken action. I’ll be going into more detail as I find the time but here’s a preview.
*We said goodbye to the cleaning lady and now the big kids are actively helping about the house. This has been good for our budget and our character.
*Lego play is limited to the newly created “Lego Lab” and any Lego found outside the Lab is immediately sent on “vacation.”
*Implemented some great laundry time savers. Namely a rolling laundry sorter and a better way to dry the cloth diapers.
*Declutter, declutter, declutter.
*We moved all sorts of things behind closed doors. This has really helped limit the amount of mess making Dora does in a day.
*Using workboxes as a way to give the big kids education more attention without becoming too rigid. The process of setting these up led to a complete re-design of our “school” room that I am immensely pleased with.
*Took an honest look at why we homeschool and what our goals are. This simple exercise was more helpful than I anticipated in motivating me for the coming year.
*I’m trying to get up before everyone else each day. This is especially hard after a long night but for the most part has been worth it.
Okay, so this is a long, boring list without a lot of explanation. I’m going to try to write a post for each of these in the coming weeks and I’ll link back here when I do. Also, I need to tell you about
*Brother turning six.
*Our signing with baby progress.
*Dora’s birth story (surely I can get to this before the next one comes.)
*Pregnancy and depression and making it work anyway.
*Will’s new job.
Whew! I really haven’t blogged in a while, have I?