Sept/October G2k Lindy, Becca, and Christine

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Sept/October G2k Lindy, Becca, and Christine
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Thu, 09-15-2011 - 10:47am

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Lol! I don't think i'm a saint at all. It just seems that homeschooling will be a much better fit for us in general and there are definitely days where i'm nowhere near a good teacher/mommy :p

The main thing i love about homeschooling on these dark cold mornings is the fact that we don't have to wake up early and rush out the door and that i can stay in my comfy jammies all day if i want :) And i love being able to work the curriculum around where they are at and being able to adjust it as we need. But definitely not a saint


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I'm just saying, I NEED the time DD goes to school for my sanity. If I had to be her teacher as well we would be in trouble!!

I'm sick too :( I thought it might be allergies but I feel much worse today. The doctor can't see me until next week so it's suffer or go to the ER. Can't think of which is worse right now.

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Actually, the Christmas Craft Fair occurs near the start of November, so I wasn't that early with my shopping last year. ;) I feel too much pressure if all of it is left for December, especially if we start baking then. Hopefully this year we'll be on the ball. I may skip National Novel Writing Month (50,000 words written in one month) in favour of getting a jump on Christmas gifts and baking. I'd love to have only decorating and movie-watching to do in December...

I think I'm going to need the sanity time, too. My preschooler is getting a 'tude and the toddler is throwing mini-tantrums. Grrr.

The runny noses are on the mild scale today, so I'm hoping the speech therapist won't be mad if I stick to our appt. I really feel Tim needs the weekly sessions! Will have to remember to ask her for a Monday time for the first one in October (since we'll be away that week from Wednesday to Friday).

After speech, we're off to register for the free weekly preschool program. Hopefully we'll get in no problem - I have no idea how many kids they take and what criteria they use to choose! We also need a few grocery necessities, but we'll see how everyone is feeling. Hubby may be home late today, so we could sneak in the shopping just before supper. (I'm thinking I might do chicken chow mein.)

Have a great day!

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We got into preschool! :) I'm wondering if the previously mentioned interview process has been scrapped. We just showed up and the boys played while I filled out paperwork. Easy peasy - well, except for getting Tim to leave. ;)

The day for the preschool program was switched to Tuesdays and that created a conflict with library storytime, but the librarian told me today that she's the one who visits the elementary school playgroup every couple weeks, so we'll try to get our time there and definitely sign up for summer reading club again. (Plus Ben's young enough to get us into the Mother Goose hour at the library if we're ever free in that timeslot... :) )

It's about time to start making lists for our trip next week. What clothes to pack, what toys and books are needed, where to shop and eat (especially stores and restaurants we don't have here). I think I'll pack as I do laundry early next week. I can pick out what the boys will wear and be sure it's clean... I might ask Tim what he wants to take for toys and books. That could give us a starting point.

Either on the trip or after we're back and unpacked, I need to brainstorm birthday gifts for the boys! And leave ideas for Christmas, too.

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That's awesome about getting into the preschool! Bleck to conflicting with story time but it's great that there are some other options for storytimes you can try out. I just found out yesterday that my moms club halloween party is going to be in the morning this year (it's usually in the afternoon so school age kids can make it) I'm kind of bummed because of the direction the club is going--it seems like those of us that have been in it for a while are all phasing out and the newer moms with younger kids are becoming the active ones. Nothing is wrong with that but it seems like there's no balance anymore. Last month, every single playgroup was in the morning so any kids in school were totally left out. Grrr

Sorry for the random complaint--i guess that's why this thread is a get to know place too and not just prayer requests ;)


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The playgroups around here are usually 0-5 or 0-6, and I bet those who send their kids to preschool find the schedules aren't very convenient. Our original playgroup was just two days a week (then three because of maternity/baby sessions) but there were two places you could go for the five-day playgroup like we have here.

I find with five-day playgroup there's a big mix of people and you aren't guaranteed to get the same group twice because of everyone's schedules. It's odd when you might meet someone one week and not know when you'll see them again. How can I connect with them well under such circumstances?

I hope you're able to make it to the Halloween party!

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They used to do a lot of playgroups in the morning for littler kiddos and then some afterschool ones for both little and big kids but lately there have been fewer playgroups to choose from so it's a little sad. I loved having time to hang out with my mom friends that i don't see on a regular basis. I am thankful though that i made great friends through the club that i hang out with now :)


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Definitely good to have made friends. I hope getting together with them helps with the absence of the playgroups.

If I don't find mum friends this year, I might have to find a local book club or start my own. ;)

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Prayer request, ladies. Turns out I'm not a great money manager and forgot to make certain payments a few times this year, which puts us behind. So far it looks like we're still taking our trip out of town for Hubby's eye surgery, but money may be tight for a while. I don't think the trip will be as fun knowing we can't do much more than window shop, but I need to be there for some of the driving and where I am, the kids go!

I'll be working on cost-cutting measures from this point on until the debt is paid. I'm not sure what we'll do for Christmas, but I'm in favour of small stuff for the kids (dollar store!) and nothing for me...

I'm praying this won't cause a big rift at home. I feel so bad for adding more stress to Hubby's life and not doing a better job with the household income. :(

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I am so sorry that you made a mistake on payments--i've been there and it's really frustrating and I pray that your dh is understanding despite the mistakes. I also pray that you guys are able to find a way to make up the differences and catch back up before the trip for the eyes and before Christmas. Your boys are at a great age for a lighter Christmas because they aren't sucked into the expensive stuff as easily and I am sure they will be excited no matter what. I also pray that you feel less at peace about the situation so you don't beat yourself up over something that can't be reversed and that you are able to find great ways to cut costs for now (((((hugs))))) and prayers for both of you guys