Thursday, June 08, 2006

Thursday 13- Hair Still On Fire!

13 Things TLC Did This Week
No pictures this week...Blogger is having some issues and I couldn't publish them. It was all I could do to get this published!
  • 1. Attended the first meeting of our Jr. High Core church group, both as a parent and as a leader
  • 2. Attended the Youth Welcome Picnic (also for our church) at a nearby park and was part of the team that won the water balloon relay!
  • 3. Went to the Craft Store to get JBug some supplies for her Science Project...stopped by Del Taco on the way home for drive-thru for dinner.
  • 4. Went to a meeting on the Cast Party and volunteered to bring brownies, ice cream and toppings, and to burn the music CDs.
  • 5. Took the kids to play at Hullaballoo's, an indoor amusement center with slides, karaoke and climbing wall. Met some friends there.
  • 6. Attended Park Day for my LLL Group. Got into a "discussion" with a friend of mine about politics. Never a good idea. Yes, we are still friends, we just agreed to disagree. but she's still wrong
  • 7. Took JBug to a mandatory meeting for those who want to volunteer at the library this summer.
  • 8. Went to Berean Christian Bookstore toting one child wearing boots fashioned from paper bags, another child wearing pink madras plaid shorts, a red polka-dot shirt pink flowered rain boots and a white foam crown. If you say nothing else about me, let it be said that I fostered my childrens' creativity.
  • 9. Bought a new Bible from above. It has a hardcover and thick pages so I can write in it. Spent a long time looking for a Bible cover, but couldn't find one I really liked.
  • 10. Helped JBug review math for a test she had to take. (she did better than she thought she would)
  • 11. Tried a new teaching technique for JBear: "air spelling." I thought he would hate it, but I tried it desperation. Worked well to hold his attention and helped him learn to spell.
  • 12. Stayed up until 3 a.m. supervising JBug's Science Project: she did in one night what she had 6 weeks to do: conducted her experiment, wrote her report and put together her display board. It turned out well. you are probably thinking I am a terrible parent, allowing her to stay up. Probably so. But you would have to understand her level of anxiety if she doesn't get the project done. She finished it, and was able to get up for school the next morning, so we were ok.
  • 13. Skipped Park Days on Monday and today, to have some much needed down time! Today I managed to get my 13 done, and will do some laundry and some picking up as well as school the kids. Tomorrow, I will attend a coffee meeting with some moms that I met when JBear was still in school. It is a support group for those who have kids with Asperger's. They are all in school, but it is still good for me to go and find out how others are doing, and to let them know how homeschooling is going. Who knows? I might actually influence someone to consider homeschooling.
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    T, who thinks it is time to slow down

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    Geggie said...

    I was first! Wow! You are very busy this week! Take a rest this weekend.

    angela said...

    This was such a harrowing day I see that I just left you my whole name for my link...sheesh.

    I am sure it is obvious that you homeschool, but I didn't realize it until I came to your site today. We had a week like that when my kids ended school a couple of weeks back.

    Better now...but I'm with you...no matter HOW you educate your kids, it seems that the last two weeks or so are kuh-RAY-zy...hope it evens out for you soon...

    GreekGoddess said...

    I got tired only reading it. Keep up the good work and thanks for visiting my TT :)

    Shash said...

    glad to see I wasn't the only one having issues with Blogger!

    MY TT is up. Spiff did it, I take no credit. :)

    Shash

    anneberit said...

    Seems like summer is a busy time :D #8 made me smile; I just read about childs creativities in a magazine - how we parents should support any crazy idea ;) You did good :D

    Hugs!

    Happy0303 said...

    I also let my daughter choose her own clothes . . . to a certain point. A lot of times the colors don't match but she's happy because she did it herself.

    I know what you mean about Blogger. I'm thinking of defecting. I know it's free but what's the point if I can't use it when I want to?

    Glamorous Redneck said...

    Sounds like you had a busy week! I'm with you on the bible cover thing. Have you tried The Christian Bookstore? They have a lot of really cool covers & they are really cheap! Mine looks like a Burbury bag. Awesome!

    Oh, and I'm so jealous of you going to Del Taco! I miss that place so much! I have to go an hour and a half away just for Taco Bell!

    Froggie said...

    Wow! Sounds like you had one busy week!! I hope you get some 'down-time' on the weekend. :)

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Deb said...

    Air spelling! How fun...I remember doing that :))

    Cmommy said...

    Two more spelling ideas:
    1. a cookie sheet covered in sand--finding a 9x13 pan with a sealing lid is even better--use finders or tools for drawing in the sand &
    2. shaving cream on a plastic table cloth--easy cleaning!--more fingers/tools/etc
    (if JBear has sensory concerns...these materials might be hindering to him, but perhaps not)

    You are one busy woman!!!!!!!

    Scone said...

    So, what was JBug's science project about?

    Norma said...

    I have great admiration for home-schoolers. Sounds like a busy, but normal week.

    My TT and MM are up.

    astrocoz said...

    Homeschooling must keep you really busy. I don't have kids, but I can't fathom the thought of trying to homeschool...my aunt does it with 4 kids...I don't know how, but she does.

    I could see how it would help your child who has Aspergers...I used to work with a couple of kids like that at the computer summer camp I taught at. It was a bit challenging, but as long as they understood the rules and the logic behind them, they were ok. I was just always impressed with how much knowledge they had...amazing kids!

    Thanks for stopping by my TT!

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