Questions one: Do you really cook all three meals everyday?
Answer: Normally I cook breakfast and dinner. Dinner usually requires a large dose of help from the kids but for the most part I am the cook. Breakfast is just to lure the boys out of bed and to get them to the table at a reasonable hour. I learned a long time ago that to wake up to a freshly baked muffin or some other dish is much more enticing than a bowl of something cold. I have a list of breakfast items and I just go on auto-pilot most mornings and get it done. I reap the rewards too. Lunch is normally a left-over buffet or like on the day described in my blog entry, a day where we do something quick and easy. Sandwich and soup are the old standby but I had some tortillas sitting in the fridge that needed to be used up.
Question two: Your day seemed so relaxed. How do you keep from getting sidetracked with your own projects and keep yourself available to answer questions?
Answer: I have written out a schedule where I block out time to help the boys or to correct their work. It helps me to keep this next to me on the table as we go throughout our day and I can keep track of who is supposed to be doing what at any given time. (more on my schedules next week)
Question three: Are you using Tapestry of Grace year 2?
Answer: Yes, both boys are working through year two this year and I love that a lot of my planning is already done for me. We use the weekly information to pick and choose how to accomplish the objectives each week. I love the rhetoric stage because the boys are taking more and more responsibility for their own education but I still have a framework to start from.
I think that covers it for now. Feel free to email me if you have any more questions.
I loved the comments about my dear husband. He smiled when I told him what I had written and read him the comments. Keep him in your thoughts today as he is out fighting another fire here in California. He left last night at midnight and who knows when he will be home again. I guess I will have to recruit one of the kids to unload the dishwasher. 🙂
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