Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Back to journalling the days! 1/2/08

2:53 p.m.

Woke after 8 a.m. to the sound of construction. The builders took Christmas week which was very nice, but it looks like they are back on the job!

Said rosary; W joined me for the last decade. H got up early and was watching House on the pc. She's on a real House kick lately.

Got other kids up. J and S took showers. Made toaster waffles for everybody. J was cute and asked her permission to play videogames by standing at attention and saluting smartly. "Permission to play videogames, sir!" So I said yes, but he said he was going to tidy the sitting room area first since he made a new years resolution to do more good deeds.

Both teens packed and got ready for the ski trip. Their friend Joe came over around 11 a.m. He's going with them. They ate lunch and played with B. Then they left to caravan up to Seven Springs with another family who's also going. it's the annaul homeschool ski trip for high schoolers. I prayed H would drive safely and get them all there in one piece. It's a 4.5 hour drive.

Before they left they were watching Are you Smarter than a 5th grader on the pc. Tony Hawk was the contestant. That got S on a jag about skateboarding. He got 2 skateboard video games for Christmas. So he put on his helmet and went outside with the skateboard and tried to teach himself an 'ollie' for a while. I overheard a dicussion about prime numbers and factors and such. There's math for the day!

J played lots of wii boxing. I had to cancel VT because J wanted to start up guitar lessons and both teens were gone. I didn't want to leave J home alone with the guitar teacher. He's getting his first lesson right now.

B is watching Dora right now. She's been coloring off and on all day. She got lots of coloring books for Christmas. She loves to color.

I've been trying to type out my thoughts on Catholic Unschooling down for myself. Spent a while on that this a.m. Also showered and tidied kitchen. And feeding and interacting with kids over various things. S has been trying to make up card tricks and I'm the guinea pig.

Rest of day: need to tidy up stage area of basement so we can start our regular routine. meant to do that today but forgot that the teens going away would take up the morning. Also, S and B have their gymnastics class tonight.

Dinner with be frozen fish fillets/scallops, rice and steamed frozen veggies. Since H isn't here I don't have anyone to take J to chess club, though frankly I"m not sure if it is on today.

Tonight: at dinner, read The Little White Horse. R is reading Henry and Ribsy to B and S. J has been reading comic books for the past 3 weeks, I'm going to assign him a book to start on today.

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