Well, so far our back to a ‘normal’ routine is going well. The kids have finished two days of school without complaining, I’ve made a home cooked dinner two nights in a row , and I even went grocery shopping today. It feels good to be back in a routine, I am definitely a routine kind of gal. Our biggest ‘issue’ this week is the fact that we are all so, very tired. We had all gotten in the habit of staying up late, and sleeping in late, every day practically. I had plans to work our way back to our normal sleeping schedule before this week, but alas, that didn’t happen. So this week we are all trying very hard to get back into the swing of going to bed at a decent time, and waking up on time. I’ve been thankful that I’ve been busy throughout the day, otherwise I would nap. And I know me, trying to get my body back on schedule, naps are not a good thing. But I find right around 7:00pm I start to fall asleep, while we are having our family bible time. It’s all I can do to stay awake, not good at all. But I know me, give me a couple of more days and my body will be back to normal. But my goodness, next year, I really need to give myself a few days of getting back on a normal sleeping schedule before I ‘have’ to.
The rest of the week should be a little slower. I don’t have go anywhere until Thursday, then I have to return some library books. Other than that, a pretty mellow week. I’m thinking that means we’ll have a pretty smooth school week too. I’m really looking forward to that. Now is the time of year that I focus on our tax returns, and most importantly, our curriculum for the next year.
I really do like curriculum shopping. I don’t think we’ll be changing much this year, except maybe science. Right now the kids read a science book 2 days a week. But I’m thinking for Sarah of finding an online course for her to take, since she’ll be starting high school this fall. Goodness, that was a little crazy to write, my oldest starting high school, anyway. I am not a science person, never have been. My kids really aren’t either, but I’m thinking they might need a bit more than we are doing right now. But most online classes are pretty expensive, not sure if we can afford it. Paul and I will talk and pray about it, and see where the Lord leads.
Other than that, the only other change this coming year is adding Rosetta Stone, Spanish, for Sarah. She is quite excited about learning another language. She actually wants to learn Italian, but Rosetta is so expensive, we really want her to learn a language that she can use regularly. Plus, Italian and Spanish are very close, so it won’t be too hard for her in the future. As for Paulie’s curriculum, not sure what will change. I need to add a spelling program. I know spellingcity.com is pretty good, but I need a program that’s going to teach him the spelling, again, I’ll look for an online or software based program. Other than that, I don’t think I’ll be changing too much. We like our math, history and language arts programs, so we’ll stick with them. But I am looking forward to checking out new curriculum. It’s always fun.