We started this week at the Library. There nothing like being surrounded by books to lift one spirits. Our son, Gabriel, made his selection and walked out like a boss. There was a little strut and everything!
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The temperatures have begun to drop and the leaves have begun to change. With these changes the children and I thought we would respond to autumn’s call with a little walk in our neighborhood.
It has been a pretty hard week for us as a family and for me personally. Our regular readers know that our daughter, Jade, has been fighting a virus for a few weeks now. We had gone to Urgent Care last week. We were told we were doing everything right, but to keep an eye on her ears. They feared that she may develop an ear infection.
This week began our in depth study of Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone…per our son, Gabriel’s request. My sister, who came down to visit the previous week, made Hogwarts robes for the children. She even made one for one of their homeschool friends that will be doing the study with us. My brother-in-law made really awesome broomsticks for the children to play with…because every witch or wizard has a trusty broomstick. I showed Gabriel how to make “parchment paper” out of copy paper, black tea. We added a little fire around the edges for good measure. This made “perfect” parchment for writing with ones quill and ink! Gabriel also started a Harry Potter Book.
Parenting is hard…. there, I said it. Homeschooling is hard…. yes, I said it. Unschooling is hard…. oh yes, I said that too. All of these are hard jobs folks. They are marathons not sprints. It takes years for you to see the outcomes of whatever it is you are doing right now in this moment. Years of tiny little moments adding up and filling this little person you are raising. No pressure.
While on our holiday in Tennessee my two sisters and I made a trip to Gatlinburg. We were going to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies with the children. I wasn’t sure if our daughter, Jade, was old enough to really enjoy it. So, when we got there and she excitedly showed us the fossil marks in the walkway, I knew she was going to have fun.
Another full week has gone by. We had family visiting for most of it and the children loved having visitors. My sister and brother-in-law came from their farm in Tennessee to hang with us here in Georgia. We loved having them. The kids adored the epic battles at the playground in the rain with Uncle Joe.