Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Another Day in the Life

I was brutally awakened this morning, after having been similarly brutally awakened in the middle of the night, by a whiny, over-tired, uncomfortable child with Celiac who had gotten too much gluten from a restaurant that claimed to have a gluten-free menu last weekend. After offering some comfort, I fell back to sleep.  When I finally mustered the energy (read hunger) to get out of bed, I found Rhubarb reading Harry Potter 5 (link provided for those new to the planet) on the couch, Blueberry coloring on a doctor coloring page HotNerd had obviously printed for her, and Eggplant making oatmeal.
Before coffee was even in my hand, Eggplant was asking me to help him find some good workbook pages to do. This is not typical of Eggplant. He has figured out, however, that I am much more amenable to giving him computer game time if he has done some school work first. What we have both discovered in this process is that, once he starts, he really enjoys the school work and will often request more. This morning, after a contractions worksheet, he asked to do our reading together. We worked on reading for about 20 minutes, when he decided he wanted to load the dishwasher. At this point, I knew he was angeling for computer time, but I was not complaining in the least. After the dishes were loaded, he popped the question and I gave him the answer he wanted to hear.

Throughout the rest of the day, they all had a little computer time, Rhubarb did some sheets in her beloved workbooks, played violin, and knit a bit; Blueberry and I read her a book about Celiac and she watched a few videos of surgeries; Eggplant made a calendar, read a bit, and drew a bit.

Really, besides the monstrous early morning, it was a near perfect day. Now, if I could just clone it for tomorrow. Hmm.

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