Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Movers, Shakers and Schoolers.
Sweet Bunny Love is up and crawling and moving and pushing herself into the sitting position all alone now. I cannot believe it. How did she get so big? Almost 8 months. And oh how I love her. She is basically obsessed with me. I cannot put her down without some serious scream-fests. I have decided to accept it. I got my hip sling out and the girl is content to sit there until the end of time. It is lovely that she loves me so much, which is something that my little Solomon never could sit still for. He wanted down and around to explore the world. When Will walks in the door, she wants him, and wants him bad. I love it. She goes nuts and freaks out and gets her fill of cuddles from him and then comes back to me. She loves a good nurse. She takes her socks off to hold her feet when she nurses, ahhh...LOVE it! She is still waking up like THREE times a night. I am very very tired. Both kids get up at 5-6am and it is REALLY taking a toll on us. We have tried moving bed time later, earlier, with holding naps, nothing makes it any later. So 7pm bedtime it is. Its ok. It is just a season...right???
Now moving on from my mover...to the...shaker (of sorts)
Solomon is really getting irritated at Shiloh. He lets her play with NOTHING. She is, in his opinion, not allowed to touch ANYTHING! How do people with more than one dealwith this. I tell him he can gently take things from her and sweetly say, "Thats brothers/Solomons baby girl...thank you." But he panics when he sees her touch or try to play with anything. He tries to trade her for things to, but with crap, like apiece of fuzz haha. Im not sure the best way to go about this.
We are also thinking of taking him out of his 2 day a week preschool A) to save $70 a month and B) because I am sorta thinking about home schooling him. Its a BIG issue for me. I was home schooled for a majority of my school years, and I HATED it. I especially hated being put in and out of middle/high school after never going to school before. I have been trying to do "school time" with Solomon everyday that he doesn't go to school. its just a 15-20 minute time that we either do a worksheet or paint or do something. BUT, its becoming a bit of a struggle. Today we had this big battle because he wouldn't finish his (very small) worksheet. I just wanted him to finish so he doesn't get in the habit of deciding when we do and dont do school, if I am indeed home schooling him. But he yelled and cried and I was SOOOO frustrated that I am seriously recanting the thought. Do I need ANOTHER thing that I have to regulate with him? Another thing to (possibly) fight about? I'm just SO worried about making the wrong schooling choice. I am displeased with my childhood education and I REALLY want to offer him the BEST so that IF he wants to utilize it, he can. And I don't know that home schooling is going to do anything other than maybe put a wrench in our relationship. Thoughts???
Lots is going on...some things are starting to brew...I will keep you posted.