We are a motley bunch! Once a year, for about 4 minutes, we clean up real nice-like and snap a few pics to send out as christmas cards so no one suspects just how strange we are on a day to day basis.
There’s hubby, who works hard all day and misses a large portion of the crazy that goes on around here. Which is probably just as well…I don’t think he signed up for most of it when he agreed to marry me and have my babies. Or, let me have his babies.
There’s me; homeschoolin’, soapmakin’, fun havin’, trip plannin’ mom… a rather random and ’big picture’ individual who manages to homeschool and run my own company without a lot of the ‘little picture’ details that hubby swears would make my life a lot more orderly. I am the Oscar to his Felix.
At 10 y.0., there’s my oldest daughter, The Naturalist. She led us to the homeschooling path we’re on. 4 years of dealing with the school system while trying to keep her from having a complete breakdown was enough for hubby and I, so we took a leap into the great unknown and couldn’t be happier! Thanks for being a dyslexic, gifted, right brained thinker, kid! She is passionate about nature, Animal Planet, History Channel, drawing, horseback riding, writing songs and poems, and being happy.
At 7 y.o., there’s my son, The Golfer. I wish I could clone him. Don’t get me wrong–I love my girls, but one each is plenty. But The Golfer? He loves to snuggle. He loves to sleep in. He loves to drink Coke and eat Ding Dongs with me. He’s ‘easy like Sunday Morning’, to quote Lionel Ritchie. His passions are golf, video games, WWII, and golf. Oh, and also, he loves golf. He is the defending USKG State Champion and will attempt the World Championship in Pinehurst this year.
At 3, and almost certainly bringing up the rear, is
The Toddler The Sassy Princess. (I just realized she’s getting too big to be The Toddler and needs to be renamed to fit her bigger and older self!) She is assuring the final spot in our family belongs to her by making sure hubby and I are too busy and tired running around after her to get any baby making done. Her passions are NOT getting potty trained, dividing things into groups that run ’with brains’ or ‘with batteries’, watching Spongebob, and telling everyone what to do.
So here’s my family’s journey with dyslexia, giftedness, homeschooling, & living life well, and a list of books, games, CD’s, and movies that we recommend for everyone!