February came along and hit me like a freight train! My kids had colds, I got their cold plus another minor illness, then my kids got sick again. My kids noses run like a faucet when they get colds and I’m pretty sure I wore a groove in the floor running back and forth to the tissues! I’m soooo ready for spring and warmer weather! Bring on the sunscreen and kiddie pool!
I’ve not had a chance to do much in the way of creative things lately with all the house cleaning and laundry I’m trying to catch up on. Does anyone else dread cleaning their shower as much as I do? I finally checked that off my list of things to do today. I’m pretty sure it was close to three weeks between cleaning this time…
However, I did start something new amidst all the colds and cleaning!!! Homeschool! I’ve been talking and dreaming about wanting to homeschool for quite some time. It was always a ways down the road though, in my mind. Right now, my son is three and a half and my daughter is about two and a half, so I decided to take the plunge and start preschool for one hour three days a week with them. Our first week of preschool was the first week of February. So far, we are all loving it! I’ve been setting a timer to go off when it is school time and they are now trained to yell, “School time!” whenever my kitchen timer beeps. Haha! I was baking muffins last night and they started saying it when the timer went off. Unfortunately it wasn’t school time, but I was able to console them with chocolate chip banana muffins.
I was so hesitant to start homeschooling because I felt like I wasn’t organized or ready enough, but I realized I would probably never really feel that I was. I’m keeping things simple with little money spent and little time spent prepping projects. I usually plan the week ahead during the weekend and prep whatever project we are doing the night before. Each week we focus on one letter and theme and read books about it. For example, last week we did F for Firetruck. Then, I supplement with whatever other activities I can find on Pinterest, read about, or dream up on that same theme. Easy peasy!