The routine

I haven’t blogged since last Thursday,  so I will catch up today. Friday,  the kids were ahead on their assignments,  they were able to take the day off, although Lauren came home after a morning of volunteer work and decided to do about an hour of school.  Payton worked with his father all day.  He’s a tile installer in the making 😊.  I’ve always thought about the way things were growing up in the 80’s and 90’s. If you grew up around that time computers were not in every home. Cellular phones were in cars and we weren’t so “connected”.  I thought about that Friday while my youngest continually mentioned how boring his day would be without his siblings and nothing to do. I remember as a child saying those words and then immediately,  I was given a chore to do.  That made boredom go away quickly. However,  we are living in such a fast paced world today I realized with Vaughn he needed attention,  one on one time.  I know I don’t give the kids enough one on one time.  So that is on my ” to do list”. At that point,  we decided to find some type of science project or art project to work on together.  We took a trip to Hobby Lobby to find a new sketch book.  However,  another project caught Vaughn’s attention,  a Venus Flytrap kit.  The kids asked a couple of years ago for Venus Flytrap’s and I told them “no”.  This time it was different,  he is older,  and with homeschool,  these are the things we do. We find our own projects together.  As soon as we arrived home he unpacked the kit  and put it together.  They take 1-3 months to grow.  He is showing great patience at this point 5 days into the project. Fast forward to Monday,  the kids started assessments this week so they have a heavier load.  I can see less and less frustration,  and they are really settling into a routine. We shall see how the rest of the week pans out.  I failed to mention,  all weekend I worked on painting and how- to- videos. You will see my latest piece in the pictures

stencil

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