Monday, March 23, 2009

Ketchup

Well, we stayed up as late as we could last night, trying to tire Patrick out so that he could sleep in this morning. Get your mind out of the gutter. I have an aunt that is visiting, so we played Scrabble (kicked his BUUUUTTTT!!!!) and then watched part of Hellboy before we both fell asleep somewhere in the middle of it (AGAIN. We have never made it through that movie.) before midnight. Not quite what we had planned.... I purchased black curtains yesterday and they are making the room much darker (and they're so pretty. Just like a dungeon!). Hopefully, that will get him to sleep until at least 10:00. Realistically, he should sleep until noon or 1:00, but I don't see that happening just yet, so I'm setting my goals at a realistic level.

BUT, I realized that I forgot to get clothes out of the closet, so I am debating if I should just wear jammies all day (tempting) or go digging through the laundry room. Chances are, there is a load of clothes in the dryer that I haven't folded, anyway.... But I do NOT want to wake him up just to get jeans!

I let Patrick in on my mind's leaning towards homeschooling Evan, too. He didn't flip out quite as much as I thought he would, but doesn't see the advantages of it yet. I'm just warming him up, as I warm my own mind to the idea of all 3, all the time.

Yikes. When I say it that way, it sounds suicidal! But as I was driving past the school yesterday, I went through the advantages of schooling or homeschooling Evan. And honestly? The advantages list looked like this:

- Easier for me.
- that's it....

And then I felt kind of weak and my courage got boosted up. After all, I AM teaching 2 kids already. I think we're doing well with the slow transition. It feels really weird when everyone is home, including Patrick, EXCEPT for Evan... Like he's being sent out to school as a punishment. Also, he comes home from school tired and not divulging much of his day. He has math and reading homework EVERY night, and I don't force the issue every day as he's in FIRST GRADE. He should be able to play at the end of the day! So, we both get stressed over the work he has to accomplish, when he could be getting that full 30-60 minutes of undivided reading attention at home EVERY day with me, in addition to 2 tutors in first grade math. (Justin could totally benefit from showing his brother. Not sure that it would work out, but it'd be worth a shot!)

Hmmm. It's 7:30. Since we ARE still using regular school for Evan, I HAVE to get them all up for school. Which SUCKS!

I am SO going to push for this family change. Slowly, but surely, they'll come around to my way of thinking....

8 comments:

Allison said...

So happy for you and Patrick with the job - My hubby had to take the weekend night shift - 12 hours - so we didn't have to pay a fortune in daycare. The night shift is hard because your body gets all screwy. I hope everything goes smooth. Glad you get to continue eating!

Don't Lick The Ferrets! said...

Bombard him with the studies supporting it, local and online resources, etc. He can't argue with that!

And it's not like you can't go back to the public school system if homeschooling doesn't work!

Tonya said...

We are going to be trying out the homeschool scene this summer to see if we like it.

Hannah said...

It certainly would be easier for you, I can see that. I hope you will both be able to agree on something that will work out best for your family. It's great that you are so passionate about it!

Kami said...

You are a brave woman, I am not cut out for homeschooling and my kids are so antisocial as it is...they need to go to school. But it really does sound like a good thing...I completely see your reasoning for wanting to do Evan too.

Have you asked Evan how he feels about it though? That might be the decision maker or breaker.

Nap Warden said...

Wow...keep us posted on the homeschooling. I know NOTHING about that. I think I would be so bad at it:( Way to step up!

anymommy said...

Easier for you is a huge reason - if it works for everyone! I know this time change thing is tough, hang in there.

Kim said...

I homeschooled my oldest child for a few years and loved it! Now with three in 2,4,and 6 grades I am considering it again! I am sure I can do a better job than my fourth grader's teach, and would have a huge support network in the community, as well as on fine blogs like yours! Rock On! If you do it, I will, too!

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