Today is my “day off.” N was out of town for 7 days (late Tuesday morning to early Tuesday morning) and boy did it wear me out! I think I was lucky to have survived, quite frankly. Between my mom being in the hospital, Chili going missing, and general 2 year-old-ness, I don’t see how anyone can blame me for being ready to snap. So I told N that I was going to need some time to myself come Wednesday, and here I am sitting in a quiet coffee shop trying to catch up on photo editing, blogging, and relaxing.
Despite the craziness, I did manage to throw in a little “educational” fun between sticking them in front of the TV (I hang my head in shame and continue to fight the battle of keeping the TV off now that my head is back above water). Here’s a little of the fun we had:
Absolutely nothing productive happened while Chili was missing. I couldn’t even muster up enough brain power to cook. I don’t think I ever would have realized how losing Chili would effect me. It consumed my every thought. It’s a wonder I didn’t lose one of the kids in the middle of it all! Guess that’s what happens when your companion of 15 years is suddenly not there.
Anyway, my intention is to get back on the boat and steer my kids towards learning to read (just the stepping stones, mind you. I know they are still a bit young for actual reading just yet.) in the coming weeks. I hope to get myself organized to present a new letter each week, though they really do know most of them already (don’t ask me how! I sure didn’t do it!). I want to work on matching upper and lower case, the sound the letter makes, a craft related to the letter, writing the letter, and perhaps have a meal using the letter. Now I just have to decide what order to do the letters in!
I also hope to get back to posting here on a regular basis. I know I always wonder what’s going on when one of my favorite bloggers “disappears” for a little while. Not sure how many people count this blog as a “favorite” but I will pretend there are quite a few. It makes me feel good. 😉