Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Welcome Back

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So...what have I been up to??  With all this free time with 4...no 3 kids in school...

Well for one I took one of the 4 out of school.  My little Lucy June.  A little something I may have left out of the last post that spoke of peace and assurance with my decision to send kids to public school, I was a wreck sending Lucy to school.

She is such a spark of light and not having her with me/us during the day felt very..AWFUL!!

She was not LOVING being away from home either.  She would wake up and ask if she could stay home.  I would want to say yes to her everyday.  Pete would remind me that the time was up for Lucy to be at home unless she was HOME SCHOOLED!!!  So about 9 days after she went to school, minus one that I let her stay home, I officially pulled her out of school. I. Am. Home Schooling. Again.

Just one.

Just her.

And Priscilla.

And Drew.

And Jack almost came home too.  He really wanted to.  But like I said my heart is not REALLY into teaching.  I actually made a complete fool of myself, in this VERY small town, and pulled him out for the day and told the school I was home schooling him.  And then the next day I brought him back and said...I rethought and want him to continue in his class.  Ask me why I am so impulsive and I will tell you it is to keep me humble.  I have been humbled this week.

And guess what ..not that I should be sharing this...but when I go to confession I ALWAYS have to ask forgiveness for passing judgement on others.  I know..shocking.  A women living in 2013 passing judgement...well I do.  I TRY not to...but by golly sometimes my less than perfected brain goes right to..."How could they be thinking that..."

Well...I have had a SUDDEN change of heart. I guess the Lord saw fit to send me a tutorial on what it feels like to be judged...I am sure a few people scratched their head this week pondering/judging the crazy lady with 6 kids who pulled her son out of school to home school an returned him 12 hours later.  That was me..judge away.


All I can say is I have new perspective on crazy...sometimes you may not mean to be..but it just seems that you are.


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IN KNITTING NEWS....

I knit this scarf.  Scarves are hard to knit because you have done the same thing for 45 inches and still are not done.  I am done.  I have worn it as much as possible and found that alpaca yarn can be scratchy.  I used the Frog Tree Alpaca made in Boliva.


13 comments:

  1. Good for you, Lisa! One at a time . . . I wish I had a dozen more kindergarteners to have at home with me. That is absolutely the BEST year of all--the BEST age of all. I love my dear teenagers, but, oh, how I miss those sweet, sweet days with my kindergarteners. Teaching them to read gave me such joy, second only to giving birth to them.

    You know, the most important virtue for our life on earth is humility--a little whack with the humility hammer now and then does us all good. Good for you not letting others' opinions/judgments of you determine what you need to do. You are a great MOM--good for you!!

    We miss you and are praying for you all.

    Kathy

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    1. Thank you for your prayers. I'm lovin' doing K with Lucy. It feels so exactly right. I too love teaching them to read. I did it with the top 3 and felt sad to not get that privilege with Lucy. Priscilla is right next to us and Drew makes sure we keep our studies broken into manageable bits. To be here , doing kindergarten is so ... What was supposed to be.
      Much love!!
      Lisa

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  2. Oh my, I've had to eat humble pie so many times! Glad to see you are back....and here's to a great homeschool year for you!

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    1. I have eaten it several times myself. This town is super small so my dose feels extra robust . People I will never know will now know me from the legend of the returned home school 1st grader . I don't really mind. I've always seemed to call attention to myself . At least this time it is in pursuit of finding the right fit for my family!!
      Thanks for sticking around through my spotty blogging
      Lisa

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  3. Thanks for sharing all of that. Sometimes bloggers can be so...not real. Thanks for keeping it Real!!! And the scarf is gorgeous....sorry about the itch factor! :)

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    1. Thanks Diana,
      I love the scarf enough to scratch a little now and then....
      As for being real... It makes me laugh... And laughing at myself always makes me feel better.
      Lisa

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  4. I have been thinking about your post all morning. What a wonderful thing you are able to do with your Kindergartner and what you were able to do with your other children. I placed my baby in the hands of public school this fall and all I want to do each morning is grab him back and take him home. I do know that if I were do just that, I(and my son) would be in the same place next year. Only his transition would be harder for him(and me). YOU GO, MAMA! I love that are doing this! Love that scarf!

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    1. I think for Lucy it was more than just missing her. She is very sensitive and I want to preserve that instinct in her. She was not able to hear things all day and get over it. It upset her bright spirit in a way that hurt my heart. It is hard for me to let them each leave my home each morning. Peace be with you and your son. For some kids they can soar in a joyful way ... Even while missing mama!!!
      Lisa

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  5. The scarf is gorgeous and Drews sweater is adorable! I'm sure you made the right decision for your family!

    ~Have a lovely day!

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  6. You are awesome, Lisa... I so enjoy reading your blog, and I can totally relate to a little crazy and a little impulsive. Yep. No judgement here! Also, LOVE the scarf!

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    1. Love your new blog!!! Just more knitting please !!!

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  7. Me and humble pie are friends too, and usually out of compulsiveness or too loose a tongue at always the wrong moments - I totally feel you here! I hope you have a blessed year, and am so glad to see a new blog post from you!

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    1. Thanks. Pete says I need a cooling off period before I do anything drastic... Kinda like a Brady Bill!!

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