Thursday, April 23, 2009

Quick, before something blows up!

My kids - all of them - are outside playing in the water. Yup. There have been arguments, but they are using their "steps" and solving their own problems. Even with water balloons involved! Going on almost on hour.

Shhhhhhh ... don't look directly at them or you might throw them off.

FYI: my most-struggling kid has caught up on almost three weeks of school. Has fought it every second of the way, but I stay as playful as possible. If they still try to work their way into a fit/rage, I go in for the hug or cuddle. Today I asked if I could sit behind them like we were in a bobsled, so I could hug them while she pretended to have a small stroke affecting their cognitive abilities did their schoolwork. I did some silly things, moving their hands and making them clap, etc.

Then I started doing some silly rubbing/tapping behind them, "Even though I don't want to do what my mom says, I can totally put these bulbs in parallel. Even though I don't want to do what my mom says, I am really great at mapping out a circuit board." It just got sillier and sillier. By my second time through, they finished it up and was done for the day.

Yay for silliness. Some days I HATE it. It gets old, ya' know? But it's medicine for my kid.


Sara said...

I'm so glad to hear she's catching up so quickly!! As if there was a doubt. Pfff. And I just want to take a moment to say what a blessing you are to your children Christine!! Your choice to homeschool them has, I'm sure been exactly what they need, and when. I mean...I shutter to think what would be going on with Mar if she was in a public school setting through all of these 'scary' changes and frightful love!!

Brenda said...

"Laughter is like medicine for the soul". : )

Stephanie @ Faithful Follower Of Christ said...

That's awesome. It's so great to hear about the progress you all are having. Keep up the good work!

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