Well, I guess I stirred up some emotions in folks with yesterday's post about homeschooling. My husband thought it was a pity party post. That totally was not my intention. More than anything, this place truly is my log. It was something I do not want to forget in the future. These are my life lessons and I want to remember and learn from them.
I felt badly about what happened between Alex and I. I wondered if my attempts were just too forced. I think I am going along just swimmingly, coming up with fantastic, creative ideas only to have them shot down, by a five year old no less. I recognize that there is honesty behind his response despite it's ugliness. Therefore, what is that truth this child reveals to me? Moreover, what am I missing in this process? How many books do I need to read and how many attempts must I make to succeed? Teaching my child is something I believe in.
But on a lighter note, here are tender moments from the girls.
Now that Annie has learned to smile at the camera, she thinks that pulling funny faces is part of it.
Check out these silly faces she pulled especially for these pictures.
Kristiana likes to feel she is helping. Here she is feeding Annie her breakfast - Look at the cute "mommy-face" she is making
Annie and Kristiana are really good at modeling adult behavior and actions. Kristiana learned to cut up her own apple today. I helped her with pressure control.
She skipped watching her afternoon cartoons to come and learn. It was that exciting and interesting to her.
At Alex's T-ball practice the adults were all yelling, "Go, go, go!" at the tikes running the bases. Annie thought this was brilliant and started yelling, "Go, go, go!" as well. It was really cute. Then she kept trying to escape and run the bases as well. I think she thought it looked like fun and perhaps people yell, "Go!" for her as well.