I can't believe November is over. Tomorrow is December 1st and I have so little to show for the last month. I am still home. Homeschooling has been a challenge and I am still trying to work out the kinks in our schedule. Since I have to get up so early to get Ben off on the bus, I would like Amanda to get up and get going in the mornings. That is not working. She has been getting up between 9 and 10 and then lazes about for a while and we haven't been starting school until after Caitlyn leave on the bus at 12:30. This does seem to be working better. Amanda seems ready to start later and works pretty much straight through the afternoon. I have to adjust my expectations and my schedule, but I think it is working.
I am re-evaluating my curriculum too. I don't really like all of it and after the first of the year I think I will switch out the science. I just don't feel like she is learning anything. sigh
It may be that I homeschool Ben next year too. At his first parent teacher conference, his teacher is concerned with his attention skills and fine motor skills. *sigh* I am not going through all that again with him. I think Caitlyn will do fine in school. she is a pleaser and likes to sit and listen and do papers. all the things a teacher loves in a student , lol. she is a smart one too. I hope to have her reading by the time she goes to kindergarten. we'll see.
I have not started my home daycare yet, I am still waiting for my license to come in. I hit a snag and got delayed a little bit, but hopefully before the end of the year, I can start advertising. My savings in shrinking, but I am confident that God will provide. I am not panicking or looking for a job, I am content to wait on the Lord to show me what he has in store for me. I truly love being home with Ben and Caitlyn after school and on holidays. I feel like I am finally giving them the time they deserve and they are not being raised by a day care staff.
I had to switch my foster care license to another agency since Catholic Charities is getting out of the foster care arena. Sad. I have been home for 3 months and could have taken kids right away! I am bummed, but again I trust in God's timing. I still want to do foster care, I think me being home is the perfect opportunity to continue and take little ones. I am hoping for babies. :-)
Saturday, November 5, 2011
I am still at home, waiting for my home daycare license to arrive so I can open for business. I plan on running my daycare for the next two years while homeschooling Amanda, finishing my degree and being home after school and holidays with Ben and Caitlyn. I am still a foster parent, but have not had a placement in so long and now Catholic Charities may be getting out of the foster care business. (long story involving the my dumb state) I want to keep a few spaces open because I would like to be a foster parent for a few more years.
that sums it up for this month. I am looking forward to the upcoming holidays and making memories with my kids and being so lucky in this season to be home with them.