I’m guessing that until things settle down around here (ha! Like that ever happens!), Math Monday might be sporadic. The creative math club has taken some time off for the holidays (even though the kids all begged to keep it going….a fun and unexpected twist!), and my mind is all full up with moving.
And speaking of, thank you so much to everyone who took some time to comment yesterday. I knew the internets would understand! Seriously, I printed them all out so I can read some inpiration while I go through with our plans. Everyone was so excited and encouraging, it was just what I needed to hear. thank you thank you thank you!
I’m going to try to write a quick daily update on what’s going on around here, mostly for myself so I feel accountable for what I’m doing. How embarrassing would it be to have to type, “Sat on my butt all day in my pajamas eating ‘Cherry Garcia’ ice cream.” Also, someday I’ll put thishis blog into a blub book, and then my great great grandchildren can learn all about how their ancestors had to cross the plains in a minivan with nothing but a Thule full of stuff and some Cherry Coke. It will be fascinating reading, I’m sure.
Today I finished cleaning out 4 bathrooms full of stuff. Man, we shoved a lot of stuff under the sinks. I filled up 3 trashbags of just trash, then a laundry hamper full of things to sell or give away, and then a handful of things I’m keeping. Stuff like bandaids and other medicine stuff we’ll need. My hair dryer and straightener, because my curly hair just doesn’t work for me. It feels good to cross that off my list of things to do.
Having the kids here has been a big help. Naturalist volunteered to cook breakfast for everyone from now on, so I can focus on packing instead of cooking in the morning. Golfer offered to take care of making sure we have dessert every day, so I’m teaching him how to make apple and peach crisp, as well as brownies. I put them in charge of organizing the play room into piles of toys they want to take with them and piles they want to give away. After I go through a room, like the bathrooms, and get all the stuff out then they go in and clean it up with industrial strength cleaners. And Sassy, bless her little heart, she loves to go around with her spray bottle full of all natural multi purpose cleaner and scrub the hell out of anything she can reach.
When they aren’t helping me, they’re playing video games (Golfer), computer games (Sassy), and searching the internet for more information on wolves and birds (Naturalist). I’m happy to be an unschooler at this particular moment of our lives, because if I had to worry about doing any kind of set curriculum I would flip out. And, if I had to worry about finding them a good school to transfer to right as we moved, and then had to settle in that one particular area without being able to explore…well, that would be miserable.
Today has wiped me out. All this focusing, cleaning, and organizing really drains me. I was not made for this! But you know what I was made for? Enjoying days like this in Huntington Beach, Ca., with my kids:
So I’ll call it an early night and attack it all again tomorrow!
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