After a busy weekend doing nothing much eventful (exception: I did meet Rachel Balducci and have her sign for me her book, How Do You Tuck in a Superhero?), we have settled into our boring school routine. Since Bill was off last Thursday and Friday, we didn’t do a full week’s work then, and the running around from the weekend plus a cold/fever virus that half of us are fighting has everybody feeling drained. My kids think the best solution on days like that is to watch an entire season of The Dick Van Dyke Show.
Unfortunately, their mother/teacher/slave owner thinks doubling up on the grammar and Latin lessons that were dropped last week so that we’ll be caught up to where we should be will make us all feel better. A sparkling clean house is also a cure-all for most ailments in my world, but I’m not going to push it.
So onward we trudge. We need to do only 5 weeks of school before the end of the calendar year to be halfway through the school year. The kids don’t know that we’ll probably take at least 3 full weeks off for Christmas and going into January. That downtime will be worth all the long days now.