Tuesday, January 27, 2009
I have to sneak in my updates on tuesdays since Ben is always out with his RPG group then and I can hijack his compy to post pics. Angelica has taken to using our camera latley ever since I taught her how to use it and the last two pictures are taken by her!!! Josepha has been coming over almost every Friday and Saturday which is really nice. I have gotten myself into a weekly menu and weekly chore schedule so as to organize the new year. I am finding that the secret of unschooling at least in this family is hyper organizing everything else so that there is time for learning and not me chasing a pile of laundry around the house all week long with a spear. The cat has also gotten fatter since Angelica has assumed feeding responsbilities. And the girls still are really lazy about toy clean up but the HUGEST breakthrough has come with the "if you want your breakfast you must make your bed and get dressed rule." Almost all battles on that front have ceased like magic. There are still days but I no longer feel like half my day is spent having motivational talks or randomly yelling to get three little people changed out of pajamas and the morning chores done.
And I bought a beco, which is like an ergo, but with cute patterns, and it rocks. I love it. My back no longer aches and Julia likes it too and I feel like I am free to jet out the door at a moments notice again. Last week I carried ALL my groceries out of the car all by myself with Julia on my back and was pain free even after carrying her and groceries and putting them all away. Hurray!!!