Anyway, it was great to see the kids having fun. Meanwhile, Keturah had spent the night with Grandma and Grandpa so I'm not sure what all she did today. I know she finished her report on NH for Monday, watched a movie (although she was grounded and forgot to tell Grandma, and I forgot to tell Grandma), went to the library, and I'm sure she ate something in there as well. She even check herself into Kidustrial Park while I was talking to a friend! I was standing right there near the kiosks though. And off she went to class, lol! I guess I have very independent kids! Except Justin. I don't think Justin's ever going to leave me. He's just like me, shy, hesitant, shadowing the more outgoing people around him. And he's the only one who will willingly and unprompted hug me! Abishai won't sit still. Benaiah is all teenagerish "don't touch me Mother." And Keturah has to be in the right mood for touches.
So, Daddy and Abishai had the day just by themselves! That doesn't happen often when you are the baby of the family! But boy did Abishai miss his siblings, too! When we were leaving church, Abishai wanted to ride in the van with us, instead of Jared's truck (which he came to church in) because a) his siblings were in the van and b) Justin was eating pizza. We asked him if he missed them and he said, "yeah." We then asked him if he missed mama and he almost shrugged his shoulders. Again, I have very independent kids. I guess that's a good thing, right? And that's why you leave and cleave to your spouse and work on your relationship with them NOW because the kids WILL LEAVE and then that's all you will have at home, your spouse! So, Daddy and Abishai watched a bunch of TV and had some wrestling time. In fact, when Daddy was making breakfast, Abishai got the controllers and turned on the TV and PS4. And somehow, either Daddy got him started on YouTube and Abishai clicked on something after that show was done, or something like that, because Abishai ended up watching a couple of shows in Spanish while Daddy finished cooking! And he didn't phase him! Ok, genius, I guess you can learn Latin with the rest of us this year! Actually, I don't think he's that much of a genius. I think he has a "go get em' " personality combined with being exposed to 3 much older siblings and 4 adults constantly in and out of his life. He's not talking in more than 2 word sentences. He isn't potty training yet (but he seems slightly interested). He's not dressing himself yet. He can't write his name or read or anything. But he's making great progress every day in the ordinary ways. I can't wait to homeschool him!
Speaking of homeschooling, it's going to be a rough month with all this packing and moving. I need to continue some work because we need the 180 days, but I also need to pack the majority of the school stuff. I still don't have a "home" in my mind for everything and that makes me nervous. I don't like moving without a plan. Grrr. But, it's only a little over 3 weeks away that we will be doing just that. This week I tackle my desk and school room area, and of course any stray stuff. I wish when I put away something, it would stay put away or be put back. I don't understand how people can't do that. Gotta train the kids to do more chores like a 15 minute tidy! And make it fun.
Ok, that's enough typing. Here's the pics:
|Daniel in the Quote Bee|
|Hyper Jordan in the Quote Bee|
|All the Quote Bee participants.|
|Today's team and sponsors (hiding in the background).|
|9-1 today! The competition was over the whole text which included all of Exodus and parts of Numbers and Deuteronomy. 1st place for today, but they didn't win a trophy for keeps for the whole year.|
|I love Justin's posing here.|
|Abishai's position this morning when Daddy was cooking breakfast. Go figure.|