Friday, August 7, 2009

One week down, three to go.

The day out program that the Triplets go to two days a week is taking a month off between Summer and Fall. I originally thought it was two weeks, oye vey! Thank goodness I have my secret weapon... Grandma Jack!

That being said I do find it a good bit tougher getting the housework and yardwork done without them in "school." My biggest challenge is deciding what to do. I want to get out of the house each day if possible but what to do before, during and after getting out of the house? We also want to start doing some more structured time with the kids coloring, doing puzzles, and other skill building activities but it is not like we sit around twiddling our thumbs now:)

So I need to decide what to cut out... TV time is an easy one but they (we) usually watch things like LeapFrog's letters/words videos or SuperWhy on PBS. Not sure if they would learn more with just me there or not:) Plus when they (we) are watching I am usually cleaning, doing laundry or some other household duty. That is usually the way I watch/listen to TV.

All this brings up a subject I have been thinking a lot about.... when people say that parents need "set up children to succeed" what do they mean? What is success? More on that soon....

This series was shot right as Addison said "I want to go REAL high!" OK, you got it:)

The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he's always doing both.
James A. Michener quotes


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