We are thankfully able to work together for about a solid 30 minutes during nap time which is when we do the reading plan and phonics. If that has already been done then we will work on a project or something that would be more difficult to do with the littles around.courthart246 wrote:I am in agreement with the things said. I was just wondering if all of your little ones have a naptime in the afternoon. If so, that might be the perfect time to get some one-on-one with your K'er and get her school work done. Just a thought.
Unfortunately, yes. We are searching for another way to meet our financial needs (as even me watching this extra child is not helping enough), but for now I am committed to watching him through the end of the school year. Hopefully at that point God will have provided a new plan! We are working hard on this one!Alison wrote:Do you HAVE to babysit the 2 year old? I've kept a 2 year old for two days a week since she was an infant & now that she's in preschool I can tell a HUGE difference in the way our days go. Perhaps you and your husband can pray about letting that go and perhaps God will provide for you in another way.
oh, that is so me with the magic school bus thing.... :) My poor DD. I am not an overachiever by instinct, but when I see what others are doing I feel insufficient, like I'm not doing enough. Also, as a first year hschooler I think its difficult to gauge if you are doing enough?Ariasarias wrote:Take for instance lesson 7 -- US. With my first I expected her to be able to tell me all about her five senses and how they worked -- repeating what the Magic School Bus presented to her -- okay I can't even do that. Now I am pleased that my K'er knows her five senses and that God is who so wonderfully made her. After that it is gravy, chocolate cake with ice cream and a cherry.
One of my resolutions for 2009 is to play more with my children. To really enjoy being on the floor with them, and think that extends to my DD as well. I need to relax and enjoy this.
What a blessing this thread has been to me! Thank you all who have taken time to respond and lift me up. The Lord provided this opportunity to HS DD, there is no denying it. And I know that he is faithful!