Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Missing my little man

Tanner is at Grandpa and Grandma's this week. ALL WEEK!

I dropped him off on Saturday and we are going to pick him up on Friday. It has been incredibly quiet around here - and quite lonely I might add!

Even though it has been nice to get some stuff done around here, I do miss him terribly. But he is having a great time and I'm afraid he doesn't miss us near as much.

I have been taking advantage of this time to get some pre-school stuff organized for him. I think he is finally ready for some structured school-time. Although I will be honest and say that I'm struggling with the idea that my baby is already 4 1/2. It makes me a little sad!

So, yesterday I spent most of the day at the dining room table surrounded by various pre-school and kindergarten curriculums. Some from my mom and some from a friend. Who knew kindergarten stuff could be so overwhelming? I think it is the idea of teaching someone to read - it just intimidates me.

But after many hours of looking at everything and going cross-eyed, I think I have a good idea of where I want to start.

So now, I am tackling the loft in an attempt to create a school room. Let's just say that it will probably take longer than I want it to. I should post a before picture so you can truly appreciate the task ahead of me. But I'm too chicken...or too embarrassed...or too proud...or too something!!

It is an organizational disaster up there! It is part office, part workout room, part attic overflow and part junk room. And I am hoping to transform it tomorrow into a room that doesn't make me cringe.

If you think about it, you might want to say a prayer for me!

And if I have any measure of success, I might post an "after" picture. We'll see...


Friederici Family said...

Ooh! Sounds like fun!! Well...Good luck :)

Sheryl said...

A week on your own!!!!! Wow, now thats a dream come true speaking speaking from one across the country with no relatives in town. (yes, jealousy & self-pity party in action here..:) ) You just enjoy EVERY minute and have some fun, too! luv ya!

ammy said...

Hi, my name is Ammy and I am a friend of your sister, Rachelle. I have a daughter (Riley) who is the same age as Tanner. I just wanted to say that I can relate about teaching them how to read. I haven't even looked at curriculum for next year, procrastinating because I am intimidated at the thought of it! The funny thing is, I don't remember learning how to read! I have some preparing to do!!

steph said...

So what curriculum did you decide on? I love school rooms, I truly do! I lived in several different houses when I homeschooled and I always had to have "school room" even though 90% of the time we were at the kitchen table! :)