|Our first trip to the beach with kids since Cassidy was 2months old.|
Sunday, September 1, 2013
I can't believe that Cassidy is now five years old. Five years can not have gone by already. And yet there are three more kids after her so of course it has been five, only five in fact. Part of me wonders what have I done in those five years. Then the other part of my brain shouts "Hello!! you have FOUR kids, that's what. Four pregnancies, four bouts of nursing, four happy children who love each other, me, their dad, and everything else. I think you have been busy." I love that we have decided not to send her off to kindergarten yet. I love having her here and I love getting more time with her. Once she's gone she will only be gone for more and more hours of the day. She's too great to let go yet. We are doing December's version of homeschooling thing. She doesn't have to be in school till 6 years old per our state, so there is no requirement for her yet. We are focusing on being a productive family member through home economics courses, reading, and religious studies (i.e. scripture reading and discussions). Plus whatever comes up in our daily lives. Not too formal but definitely what feels like the best thing for us right now. We are also continuing with Joy School with Cassidy and Molly so there is even more stuff. Isn't there always so much to do?? Way more than there is time to do it in. So big lesson for me right now is how to prioritize my daily to do list with musts- shoulds- would be nices- and if onlys. Thank you handy white board for making that so much easier.