Monday, September 29, 2008

Rainy Monday



I woke up to mounds and mounds of laundry, most of which my darling husband had already put in the washers (and some in the dryers). The kids were making paper Christmas wreaths. They're really on top of things. I haven't even thought about Halloween.

We started the kids' school day with some chores. Rhubarb cleaned her room and Eggplant cleaned the kids' bathroom. Next, Blueberry and I worked on reading. We finished the short "a" book and then played a notecard game. While we were doing that, Rhubarb did some computer math and Eggplant worked on his printing. Then Eggplant did computer math while Rhubarb worked on cursive. Then Blueberry did computer reading (starfall.com) while I read to Rhubarb and Eggplant about Harriet Tubman, part of our study of the turn of the century (19th to 20th).

Presently, they are all eating - or INHALING -- their snacks (apples and bananas with peanut butter) and I am simultaneously lecturing them on manners/sharing while writing our day down. Rhubarb and Eggplant are simultaneously shoving food into their mouths as if they haven't eaten in a week and doing some work on Harriet Tubman (Rhubarb is writing her feelings on HT and Eggplant is drawing a picture of her in superhero regalia). It is 10:30 a.m.

Next came Blueberry's violin practice and then Rhubarb's reading. I then made banana bread, got the rest of the laundry out of the washers, and proceeded to fold laundry while the kids played. Rhubarb is now practicing violin. She is loving her fiddle piece for Orchestra. I am loving the Dvorak she is playing for private lessons. It is 11:55 a.m.

It's lunch time now -- bean and cheese quesadillas with a little pumpkin for a touch of nutrition. It is 12:30 p.m.

I have just finished reading with Eggplant while Rhubarb and Blueberry finished cleaning their room. I then read to him from Wheels of Time, a book about Henry Ford, also a part of our Turn-of-the-Century study. Then I burned our cutting board on the burner, also destroying the burner. Video Time. Let's hear it for Word Girl. It is 1:30 p.m.

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