I’ve been reading a lot this week. I bought a couple books and checked out a few more from the library and every spare second I can find I read a bit. The book I’ve been reading the most is one that was recommended to me by two online friends after hearing me vent about Payson’s allergies and the elimination diet we’re doing.
It’s called Gut and Psychology Syndrome and I’m loving it. There is a diet, called GAPS (the initials of the book’s title) that we’re going to start soon. I’ll probably blog more about it as we get further into it.
Pretty much all of my reading is done while breastfeeding or cuddling with the kids on the couch while they watch TV. Ember loves to grab my book as I read. Her eyes light up if she manages to get a corner in her mouth.
I was surprised to get a couple blog questions about school recently. I didn’t know anyone was that interested. ha
It’s going really, really, really well. I honestly can’t imagine it going any better! I love every single thing we’re using and much more importantly Brooklyn loves it and is eager for every subject (she still doesn’t enjoy handwriting but doesn’t whine through it anymore) and is retaining knowledge! Joy!
I updated the curriculum link at the top of my public blog to include what we’re using right now. I would highly recommend every single thing. They are so easy to use, for me, and are fun and effective. Gosh, I love our new curriculum! I’ll eventually add a link to this blog I’m just to lazy to go messing with html right now. haha
Taking pictures during school time is hard. Pretty much impossible which is why there are rarely posts about school anymore. I am pretty much always holding one or two kids while teaching. I try to do a lot of school while Payson naps and sometimes it works out awesome because Ember naps at the same time but other times I’m breastfeeding or holding her while teaching.
Yep, he is naughty! We were playing games on our whiteboard yesterday and he’s sitting right next to me with a giant huge white canvas in front of him and turns around and colors on the wall!! He is such a stinker! He does things like that every second of the day! His current favorite thing to do is find something to use as a step: a box, a chair, a stool, the ottoman, a pile of books; and drag it over to the counters and get into stuff. Or drag it into the bathroom and get into the cleaning stuff (yes, they’re moved now!) or drag it into the pantry and get into gluten-ridden food, or drag it by his changing counter to mess with the diaper supplies.
Allan honest to goodness bought these hook nail things last night to nail into our chairs and table and attach a leash!! Our table is so old and ghetto I’m not worried about how terribly white trash this will look. All I care about is that the climbing stops! haha
So, he’s a stinker. But oh is he a sweetie, too! Such a loving, cuddly, sweet little boy. He drives me crazy and pushes me to the end of my rope but he is also a blinding, happy light in my life 🙂
(Trying to read a few pages while Brooklyn and Ember were still sleeping and the middle kids watch Sesame Street.)
Have I ever talked about how I’m so not a morning person? My gosh mornings are just the worst, aren’t they? I wish I could sleep until 9 every day. Or heck 8. Or heck just sleep through the night. Ember is still waking up several times at night. Though as tired as I am I just love our little nightly get togethers. Get togethers which last most of the night since she sleeps in bed with me, attached to the boob the whole time! I do manage to get her to sleep in her swing for part of the night and it’s blissful when I do. My back is killing me from sleeping on my side all night so she can easily nurse.