This was my first week … without a job. I sold The Homeschool Village – primarily because a 9yr old’s heart is drifting away making bad choices and I feel constantly distracted. I sold it to two gals to run as a team because doing it by myself was killing me.
Hubs and I agreed last week we needed to be more intentional with our time and cut out anything that was becoming a distraction. John 10:10 “The thief comes to steal, to kill, and to destroy … “
My first week without a community to babysit was definitely an interesting week. It has been two years that I’ve gotten up each morning to post something on facebook. To make sure the website was updated and things formatted correctly.
This week I made breakfast (almost) every morning – the real kind requiring pots, pans, and a stove. I was in bed early each night – before midnight. I was awake early to greet my boys. Hubs and I listened to Walk in the Word together. We prayed before he left for work. We were out of the house often. I had dinner planned and cooked by 6:30pm. I laughed so hard I couldn’t breathe. My thoughts were not distracted.
PRESCHOOL LETTER H
New Tool Set We hammered golf tees into produce trays!
We also discussed “healthy food” with the our new Melissa & Doug Food Groups Set
H Crafts – painted H, colored do-a-dots, modeled play doh, and punched out “h”earts for Gramme!
We read many H books (the boy picked out for his brother). We went to the playground, we played war, Wii bowling (which was eventually taken away because it’s become a distraction), we went to the dentist (all 3 of us zero cavities) and purchased Guess Who Star Wars as a reward!
I am taking Rachael Carman’s advice and putting down the curriculum and picking up my son’s heart. We are 100% Character Training mode until further notice!
We are spending time engaging each other rather than just being in the same room doing different things. We are starting Something New -Notebooking and it is definitely my new favorite thing! We are also learning how to serve each other. New piggy banks in the house have made two boys eager to work for some quarters. This coming week I am looking forward to more games, stories, and cuddle time.
I encourage you to see if there is anything in your life that is stealing your children’s time! Maybe you need to pray about it like I did and ask God to show you what you can eliminate. Because, you CAN eliminate!! And the best way to do it is fast and 100%. I tried too long to “manage” my distractions. We need to blast ‘em!