Wednesday, November 30, 2011

It's been a long month

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. :-)

Well, with Christmas right around the corner, it is time to start thinking about how I am going to manage that.  More to come.

1 comment:

  1. Barbie..I love you. I love your heart..and how you truly trust in Him. Your post today encouraged me so much.