It’s been quiet around here, not much going on in the summer. If it wasn’t so hot it would be my favorite time of year. But I’m not a hot weather kind of girl. I don’t like to sweat.
I thought, since we are pretty boring these days, I’d give you an update on the kids. We’ll go from youngest to oldest:
Levi (3) has some new interests…..colors, spelling and body parts. It makes for some interesting conversations:
He’ll point somewhere on my body and ask, “What is that?”
“That’s my elbow,” I reply (this is exciting stuff, right?).
“How do you spell it?”
“What color is it?”
What color is my elbow? Good grief! Why do I have to answer such difficult questions?
The three boys, Noah (12), Adam (10) and Elijah (8) are pretty much into anything involving swimming. They are in the pool all day every day. Sometimes I go out there to float around and spend time with them. I get on my water lounger and hang out while they play. That is until they start playing their new favorite game, “Shoving Mommy’s float into their brother and trying to annihilate each other.” Mommy doesn’t like that game, it gives her a tummy ache.
The next three girls, Hope (17), Faith (15) and Patience (14) are working on setting up their own etsy shop. They are enjoying creating products that highlight their individual talents. It’s cute…..and exhausting. “Mom, can you stop and pick up more beads for me?” “Mom, I need some envelopes.” “Mom, are you awake?”
Jacob (19) is finishing up his application for law school. If all goes according to plan he will start in August. I don’t want to talk about it anymore. My baby boy that used to pretend he couldn’t hear me when his eyes were closed is going to start his own life…..waaahhhh!!! Now I want to get back in the pool and let the little boys nauseate me some more.
Grace (21) is still working for James and doing her own video projects. She’s gotten really into The Great Courses. They are college level courses designed for lifelong learning. That’s the amazing thing about homeschooling, instead of school being about grades and tests, it’s about learning. Our kids want to keep learning after school is over. Her favorites are physiology and history. She’s much cooler than I was at 21 when my main interests were shopping and “All My Children.”
That’s the whole summer for us. If any of you know what color my elbow is I’d appreciate you letting me know.