So we have been plugging along with out incident for quite a while.
And that has been great.
Can I tell you how much yesterday sucked.
The kids were pissing me off because they have been so mean to each other lately, and I have tried everything, I feel like they just make messes everywhere and leave it for me. I feel like I need help with all the animals and they don't want to. AND worst of all possible things, the damn dogs killed one of our barn cats, the sweet one to boot. And then A and I had a fight, and today K woke up with a fever.
Today I am feeling back to myself, A and I made up last night as we always do. The kids have not fought yet, and there is no mess yet.
We have all forgiven the dogs, but miss our kitty.
I am feeling guilty because I heard them barking but assumed it had to do with squirrels and deer.
What is it with December and pets dying?
K has fallen back asleep.
Things could be worse.
Everyone has bad days with their kids.
Anyway, since I never ever post many bad things, or bad days, I thought I would let one out of the bag. So as no one is under the false pretense that we are happy happy all the time and that unschooling is a magical bliss land. I could tell you here how often I get irritated, or the shitty events that may happen daily. Or that even though I try to live in harmony with my kids, that they are normal kids who frustrate the crap out of me sometimes, with their normal kid like behavior. And sometimes that I wonder why I don't just send them away everyday so I can have a clean house, and not have to deal with the spats, and messes, and arguing that every kid is bound to do.
It's just that I hold these ideals of mine dear, I see how amazing my kids are, and love to watch them persue their passions all day, that trips out in the community to all the cool real places are better than an artifical learning building 5 days a week, 8 long ass hours a day. That my time with them here is precious even through the muddy parts, because that is when we all learn real life lessons. So days like yesterday are vital to our growth, makers of memories, and chances to start over with fresh eyes.
And I choose to only acknowledge and focus on all the great things we do because I want to make certain that the universe sends me more of those. All the yucky stuff, well, I just choose not to give it much of my energy or time to dwell there.
I am all better now.
Now here, look at this craft.
Martha better look out cause I am some kind of crafty goddess.
What do you suppose would or could come out of these materials?
I loved this even more be I had to utilize the glue gun. I love using the glue gun.
And look at these cute little holiday mini clothes clips!
What do you think we made?
Ok, ok, We made a place to hang and display all those ultra cute Christmas card photos you get!
We never had an organized area for all our friend's cards, and now we do.
AND it cost us under 10.00
So onto a better day, and happy christmas card displaying!