Friday, March 21, 2014

Homeschool Sharing … of Sickness ~ Homeschool Week Wrap-Up

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It’s Spring!!! J

I love the variety of the sky in the spring. I snapped this picture about two seconds two late, but the brilliance of the setting sun against the brooding clouds was breathtaking.

Child by child this week…

The 14yo ~

One of the good things {or is it a bad thing? J} about homeschooling is that sick days just aren’t the same. Depending on the level of sickness, school can continue.

Monday afternoon, the 14yo lay down on the couch. In our family, that’s monumental. She is a go-getter, an achiever, who always wants to be doing something. 

Tuesday morning, I gave her the option of a sick day. It wasn’t the flu, more like a bad cold that was wearing her out with a very slight fever.

“No. I don’t want to get behind.”

Wow. While my mama’s heart wanted to baby her with blankets and fluids and cuddling, I also wanted to applaud her determination.

The 12yo ~

By Wednesday, the 12yo was snuggled under a blanket on the couch. L

Ditto above. School continued. J

The 10yo ~

I shared this photo last week, and we are still enjoying his new game ~ Forbidden Island.

Why? It's not player against player. All the players strategize as a team to get off the island together before it sinks.

Family harmony, not wailing and gnashing of teeth.

Love. It.

The 8yo ~

Monday, the 14yo and the 12yo had dentist appointments. So…school on the go. Another wonderful aspect of homeschooling! J

In fact, the 8yo got so much good school work done at the dentist, I’m wondering if they’d let us come back, just to sit in their waiting room and do school. J Just kidding…I think.

The 5yo and the 3yo ~

The Monkey Brothers. J

On the blog this week…

I’m reading…

The Soldier's Sister (Military Investigations) ~ a Love Inspired Suspense by Debby Giusti.

I’m looking forward to reading Growing Up Duggar: It's All About Relationships … as soon as I can get it ordered! J

Building our house this week…

No new pictures this week. Wrapping plastic over the insulation just isn’t that exciting. J

But drywallers are coming this weekend, so I’ll have more photos next week, or you can check in on Facebook or Twitter on Friday or Saturday. We’re going to have walls!

I’m glad my children have learned to share…except illness. L I’m taking my Kleenex and blanket and going to bed. And tomorrow {Friday}, homeschool will continue.

Prayers for a healthy weekend for you!

How was your week?

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  1. So sorry your girls weren't feeling well, but wow, just wow, that they wanted to continue their work. I am VERY impressed. :-) Love that work was able to be done at the dentist office. Looks like a nice little study desk she found there. :-) I enjoy reading the Love Inspired books. I will look into the one you mentioned. And, I also can't wait to read the newest Duggar book. My family is eagerly awaiting for the series to return in a couple of weeks. Have a great weekend, friend. SO glad your house is coming along. Someday, I pray, we will be able to find a home in the country. For now, we remain in suburbia. :-)

    1. As much as I love the country, it's just not affordable. So we remain in suburbia as well. So glad to see you here, friend, and I love your weekly updates as well. What a busy homeschool you manage! :-)

  2. I hate there has been so many sick. Now the mom!!! Hope you are all feeling better soon.

    Charlotte Moore

    1. This is now Sunday evening when I feel well enough to think up a sentence that's worth leaving as a comment. Sorry for my delay, but thanks for the sympathy. :-)

  3. Sickies have been all around here as well. My kids aren't quite at determined to get schooling done.

    1. If I had been homeschooled, I think I would have taken a sick day as well, Rachel. :-)

  4. It's always such a yucky thing when the kids are sick, and usually Mom ends up with it last and worst of all. I hope everyone gets to feeling 100% soon! Congratulations on such determined children who would rather not get behind than take the day off to attempt to get better, my kids only do that sometimes :-)

    1. You're right on Mom being the last and worst, Chrystal. I think I'm finally coming out of the sneezing and yuck by the end of day three. I'm surprised by my children as well. All I've wanted to do this weekend is lie on the couch. :-)

  5. That game looks great! My kids are always upset if they are loosing, so if they all worked together, that would be wonderful! Hope everyone is feeling better now!

  6. Just pinned the game. I really like the idea of players working together. When I'm at a family's house and we play a game that's not just competitive, but meant to play against each other, I wonder what message it's giving the kids.


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