Friday, May 5, 2017
Balance in May
Kate has completed two math books, read 13 novels and worked through several writing pieces. We are calling it a year with daily reading and journaling at this point. I simply cannot find it in me to proceed with the same ambition I had when we embarked upon our homeschool journey in October. Or 100 years ago as it sometimes feels. This mom is tired and ready for less routine; knowing full and well she will be ready for routine again as the summer wraps.
Greg's parents handed this dresser down to Greg years before we married. We have used it in one form or another for almost 23 years and finally made the decision to replace it when the drawers kept falling out into Ty. The original wooden tracks had literally disintegrated after near 50 years of wear and tear. It served us well and I was a little sad to be letting it go, deciding to purchase a larger dresser in its place so Ty could grow with it and ultimately take it with him some day. He is excited about it because the drawers won't fall on him anymore and the babies can't reach his secret toys in the top drawer.
"I can't make my belly make that sound." I have always been known for my large and obnoxiously loud laugh. I suppose there are far worse things to be known for but when Anna made that declaration, I cracked up. Loudly.