I have so much to do today and here I sit. Blogging. Eating. But I am listening to Tchaikovsky with the baby. Does that count for something? Please say yes!
Last night was such a fun family night! I made a fabulous roast chicken in the crock pot complete with all the fixin's! Mashed potatoes, carrot's, corn, green beans and homemade, yes the queen of Knorr's sauces, said homemade gravy baby! We're talkin' lick the plate deee-lish. After dinner we decided to take the kids for a walk and headed over to the park. They played on the swings for a while ( the original Greek translation of play on the swings is, "Can you push me?") and went on the jungle gym. We all had fun. As I was looking at my children one thought came to mind. Pigpen, from the Peanuts. My kids were filthy. I can't wait until we open the pool, or as we like to call it, the gigantic bathtub in the backyard. Once we arrived back home the boys went in the tub and there are no words to describe the ickyness of the ring that was left there. They are so cute when they are clean. Jeremy was just plain pooped so we went in my room, hopped in the bed and read Thomas the Tank Engine. After that Kevin lay down with him and he was out like a light.
Today I am in organization prison. My Prima Latina books are laughing at me. Really, I can hear them snicker as I walk past them. I just made checklists for the boys so they will know when their school day is over. How great am I? It's April, people, we have been in school since September! On Sunday I made a great History sheet and I actually have myself organized for the next 5 weeks!! Sweet Victory!! I am almost done with my Science sheet and then I am on to Spanish. I almost cried when I read that Art in Story is a once a week lesson that lasts about an hour and the book should be spread out over the four year history schedule recommended in The Well Trained Mind.
Classical education is rough! But so worth it! As Joe was eating lunch Jeremy was running a monologue to him. "Joe, these are your kidneys (pointing to his kidney's) they filter the bad stuff to your bladder, here, not your pee-pee, that's lower and where the pee comes out from. This is your skull (grabs Joe's head) your brain is under it, it's a computer that sends messages via (yes, he said "via") your spinal cord. (At this point he points to his throat and I interrupt, no honey the spinal cord is in the back) Joe, your spinal cord is back here, he continues, here is your heart, do you want me to take your pulse, your heart pumps blood all over your body, you have 206 bones in your body and white blood cells attack germs that come into your body. And I thought he wasn't listening!!
We have read 5 chapters in Farmer Boy. This afternoon during lunch we read about all of the food they ate at dinner and John said, "Wow! That lady is good!" They were not thrilled with the children should be seen and not heard line. I said maybe we should try that and they screamed, "NO!"
So far, Between a Rock and a Hard Place is terrific! I highly recommend it.