The End of February

It was a busy week with lots of irons in the fire.
  • I worked on basic politeness issues with my 2 yo this week. He was not as excited about this as I was.
  • My 3 yo learned to dress himself from head to toes. Yes, I know he should have been doing this for a long time. Somehow with his hospitalizations last year I started babying him a bit too much. After some initial resistance he's very excited about his new independence.
  • 8 yo worked on math drills with basic facts. I'm very unhappy with the math curriculums for his age group so I've decided to strike out on my own. He's working on subtracting double and triple digits, time and money right now. I've just been writing problems for him in a composition notebook each day.
  • 10 yo continued her work on the Beatitudes and did a lot of reading and drawing this week.
  • 13 yo squeaked by with the minimum of work this week. I foresee gnashing of teeth on Monday morning when she has to take her tests and turn in assignments. She was the photographer at her brother's video shoot. Her pictures turned out fabulous and she blogged a few of them.
  • 15 yo was given "Superior" marking at her piano jury on Saturday. She was extremely pleased. Thankfully her teacher was hard on her during this week's lesson- and she has enough homework that she'll have no time for a big head. I foresee equal gnashing of teeth this weekend because she and her big brother have to perform a scene from Hamlet on Tuesday in front of her tutorial classmates; yet neither have their lines memorized as of yet.
  • 17 yo entered Full Moon Film Festival. He spent the week writing a script, organizing a group of friends, and shooting the video. I'm praying he wins- scholarship money is always welcome! He also had me cut his hair, but only one side. He wanted to win a stupid hair contest. I think he did.

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  1. I love your blog title- one mishap at a time. Sometimes it seems like it is all mishaps. Sounds like you had a busy week and that the kids are doing well. Hope your older ones handle the gnashing of teeth well.

  2. My 2 year old is never excited about such lessons either. LOL I never get why not?

  3. Air Force Wife,

    I definitely go from one mishap to the next- but there's a lot of freedom in not being perfect:)

    As far as the gnashing- I'm hardening my heart in advance.

  4. LOVE that your 17 year old entered a stupid hair contest- you are the coolest mom ever!

  5. Wonder Mom,

    I am so rarely cool that I have to savor the moments.

  6. That is awesome that you let him enter!I doubt you are only rarely cool! Thank you for stopping by my blog, I am so glad you did because now I can read yours! It is great!

  7. Happy Thursday to you! Found you on the homeschool blog hop - I am now a follower of your blog! I invite you to come over & visit my homeschool blog. It's nice to meet you & I look forward to getting to know you! :)

  8. Here from the blog hop. I've so enjoyed peeking around on your blog. You sound like a wonderful momma and teacher! So inspiring!! Thanks for letting us tour! (: Stop by and say hello if you get the chance!

  9. I, too, am hoping by on the blog hop. I love your style of writing and cant wait to hear more about your family's journey. God Bless!

  10. popped over from the hop to say hi! thanks for sharing - i am looking forward to hearing more about your teen experiences as I wil be bringing home my current 9th grader for the rest of his high school!!!