Adventures in Unschooling

We’re still here…

Posted on: May 3, 2010

I don’t get to post as much as I’d like these days. I guess I am just too busy working and living to document it all on here.

And we have been busy.

We have been:

1. Working: I am working full-time and even the hubby is pulling quite a bit of hours. But with all that we still manage to always have one of us home with the kids.

2. Cleaning: With our place on the market and us hoping for a quick sale we have been cleaning a lot. The yard, the shed, the floors, the dogs…even the kids seem to get dirty 30 minutes after you clean them.

3. Exercising: I have been working out very hard and I have been losing weight. I have hit a roadblock though and the last five to ten pounds are proving to be very difficult to burn off. Here are some pictures of the kids doing yoga with me:

4. Painting: We have been painting, making necklaces, colouring, crafting in general. The kids also really like play doh and moon sand. Here are some pictures of their play table (yesterday’s painting project):

5. Frolicking: Playing at the park, playing tennis, playing board games, wrestling on the couch, signing and dancing to Raffi and just generally enjoy the sunshine (when we get it) and fresh air.

6. Enjoying the little miracles: The Universe has been pretty good to us. My husband’s police recruitment is going well and we are nearing the end of it all. Through all the downs the ups come back around. And the ups are much more special. Also my computer seems to have miraculously healed itself. I had a very invasive virus on my computer that made it virtually impossible for me to even check my email much less blog and today my computer is clean, clear and back to its original speed. My anti-virus finally decided to do its job I guess??? And my washing machine broke on Sunday night but a friend who is moving and currently needing to unload one has been able to offer one to us at a VERY reasonable price. Thanks so much L!

7. Learning: We are all learning. I am trying to learn to be more patient with life and to be a better mother. I am far from the ideal mother and that frustrates me because I like to excel at everything I do. Mothering, though, has been the hardest task I have ever undertaken and I have much learning yet to do.

In general, I am happy with life. I can’t wait for our life to really get going though. We have been living in limbo for quite a while and I can’t wait to get some financial stability and to be back home again.

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6 Responses to "We’re still here…"

Family yoga, I love it! I’m impressed with all you’ve been able to do despite your demanding schedule and trying to sell the house. Good on you! And I’m happy we could help with the W/D… I hope getting them wasn’t too much of a hassle.

Well, Kevin might tell you how messy the house was. LOL.

I do yoga instead of dishes. 🙂

That sounds so much more sane! Is your Kevin getting the hint that he needs to do the dishes if you’re going to go to work all day every day?

Well, he himself is working about 31 hrs a week these days so it seems unfair to dump it all on him now BUT he does get the better hours of the day and I have to cram everything into the evenings.

Wow, how are you guys managing to keep the children in your care with you both working so many? It sounds crazy! I thought he was just putting int 8-10 hours or something.

We barely see each other that’s how. I come home and he leaves. We are both feeling it pretty badly. I think he is going to ask to have his hours reduced.

So the kids are always with one of us but rarely with both. Weekends usually give us about four hours a day.

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