Thanks for the potty-training comments. Much better this last couple of days. He is deciding when to go... no more 1 hour timer and run to the potty. That was tiring! Two days of no accidents! Yippee!
On a different note, school is going. I don't know if it's going well, but it's going. We started a new math program called Math U See before Christmas and it's good. We watch a DVD of the teacher actually teaching the lesson and then go back to the table to practice. It seems to be working well. I will be glad to start my next child from the beginning as it is a little confusing to be learning concepts we already know and have done differently up until now. Levi is doing well. The concepts are a bit too abstract for Nat, so we went back to her Singapore math book and she is doing well.
We have been working on writing sentences (Levi) and words (Nat) and also dictating stories. That was so much fun! Even Sam wanted to do one and I was impressed! It had a beginning, middle and an end:) I think we will keep this up!
We have a poetry unit in the works as well as Australia, plants, and simple machines/magnetism. We are going to 2 Valentine parties and are still participating in the gym and swim class for Levi. Can't wait until Nat's old enough for that one.
It was fun to teach about Martin Luther King, Jr. yesterday. It's always interesting to teach big concepts to little kids and see what they will say and how they will react. I think they understood it on their level...don't judge a kid if they look different than you. We are all children of God. We should always "judge people by the content of their character" said MLK. I like it!
On a completely different and fairly vain note, I bought a coat today. I went to Kohls with my 30% off coupon. Today was the last day and I went in for 3 things ONLY!!! As I slowly walked through the women's coats on my way upstairs, I noticed the coat that I have always wanted! Well, maybe not always, but....
It's a black wool coat that hits at the hips and is kind of fitted around the waist. I have always wanted to wear something like this, but have always felt (well, at least for the last 5 years) too fat! Because of my new weight loss:) I feel much more confident about how clothes might fit. This is why I tried on the coat. I wouldn't not have done this otherwise. Once it was on, the coat whispered, "I'm only on sale 60% off plus your 30% off for 20 more minutes. Buy me!" So I did. And I was so happy, I put it on when I got home (to show George, of course) and left it on for a bit, smiling all the while.
Did I need a new coat? No. My old one is fine, but I bought it when I was pregnant with my first child 6 1/2 years ago! It is quite a bit like a warm, waterproof TENT!!
But...did buying the coat make me happy? Oh yes!! There is something to be said about "retail therapy"! :):):)