I am sitting at the orthodontist waiting on Emily. We had an early, shortened MT so we haven’t gotten to The Book Thief yet but we did most everything else including Shakespeare and Plutarch and the ever popular hymn singing.
Dermatology appointment was a success. I am excused until next year. Always something I thank the Lord for. Technically, I could be dead.
Weigh-in was a success if you use a small measure for success. I do. Down .8 but that makes me down 7.8 for the last 4 weeks and that makes me .8 closer to my goal. Habits are built in small increments. I am all about the tiny steps that lead to change.
If you want to have MT but it seems overwhelming just try singing a hymn together every morning for a month or reading one Bible verse. Next month add a poem. Build habit upon habit until you have built into the lives of your children moments and moments of truth, goodness and beauty.
Here is a hint for homeschooling: Only use workbooks to save time for better things. Workbooks should buy you time; if they do not, get rid of them. They are not worth it. Do you want your child to build up moment after moment of workbook pages over the course of their short time at home or moments of the true, good and beautiful? It is appalling for me to see that whole methods of homeschooling are built around filing workbook pages for the year. Here there be dragons. Efficiency is not your friend and never will be if you are pursuing a classical, Christian or Charlotte Mason education.
First baseball game of the season in a couple of hours. I am so excited for Benjamin.
But the best thing about today is that it is Bella Day. Happy 2nd Birthday to Anabella, our 2nd granddaughter. Vanessa said she saw a lady with long blond hair at the grocery store and insisted it was Cici. I love stories like that. She knows me. And Tim may have gotten a new grandpa name. Instead of Pappy, Bella calls him ‘Happy.” We are all surprised she didn’t call him “Sleepy.”
And as soon as Emily gets out of the orthodontist we are on our way to the gym where I will work on my 5K time and Emily will walk faster than I run. Can you believe she is still in there?