I have a couple of questions that I just simply want to know now and I couldn't resist writing a blog post even though I am so tired and ready for a break (like most of you are probably feeling too).
As Jeanne reminded me that it's normal to lose inspiration at this time of the year...and I don't know about you, but it's been a HUGE year!
Do you feel like that?
I always thought parenting got easier as the children age but I no longer think that way, the dynamics change so much when our children begin to have their own outlook on life, their own opinions and thought and independence!
I find the dynamics very challenging at times and I sit down with a cuppa, take a deep breath and wonder if I am doing everything right.
Lately I have been feeling like a failure at following the Amble side curriculum with my children, only because if I don't meet the expectations of the curriculum I fall in a heap! TRUE!
But, going through all this has amazingly brought clearer perspective in what we are doing. I feel I know exactly what we are going to ditch for next year and what I will have instead.
I accept more and more that my son is a complete outdoors sort of boy and not a book worm, even though we still read everyday. My expectations on him have been way to high and even with a pole in his hand he is just never going to reach the bar that I have raised and get over.
So I have lowered the bar with his help and we are seeing better results.
On the other hand my 7yo daughter loves outdoors too but loves to read and is moving very quickly, but that's just the way they are.
It's funny how as the year goes on these hidden foxes in my mind creep in and start telling me I'm not doing enough, they should be doing this or that...and so on!
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
Taking charge of my mind is what I have been doing this last few months and following the beautiful scripture in Philippians 4:8 ~
"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is fair, whatever is pure, whatever is acceptable, whatever is commendable, if there is anything of excellence and if there is anything praiseworthy-keep thinking about these things".
Okay the above was not what I planned on blogging about!
WOW...it feels so good to let the steam out of my engine even if no-one reads this, I'm happy! :-)
I actually have a couple of questions!
1. Today our beautiful 'Little house collection' arrived and I was wondering if there is an order to these books...could you please tell me!
Hope your having a great week!