I tried to use reverse psychology on Johnny. I told him that no matter what I want him to wear socks that DON'T match... it didn't work... Every morning he just reaches into the sock bin and pulls out 2 socks. He's okay with whatever he gets! Maybe his mother should be matching them up? Nawwwww!
We a child turns 16 yrs old and begins to drive it is very freeing for them and for the Momma. He can drive himself to school, to soccer and to friends homes. We actually see him more because he can come home and then go out again instead of just staying out with friends. It is really quite nice... until you walk into the garage and realize there is NO car for you... you are free BUT stranded!
This morning Anna was sitting up at the counter with Billy while he was eating and she discovered some chocolate on her foot. She put it in her mouth and Billy said "NO, Anna you can't eat that". Being the youngest of 7 so far my first thought was oh she must be hungry and thanks for getting it off your foot so you don't track it through the house! Obviously Billy was part of the first crew where we didn't do that well guess what things have changed we do that now! ;-)
My latest project are the bookmarks on my computer. (3,400 bookmarks) kind of embarrassing! I am checking everyone of them and getting rid of the ones that no longer are necessary. I have had this computer for 2 years and even 2 years ago we were at a different place in our lives- my how things change. I was researching older child adoption and homeschooling. Many of the blogs I followed did not have older children in them NOW I love the ones with the older kids. Love to hear families journeys and their continued adventure at home! Hubby thinks I will be done with this project sometime next year! FYI Hubby, I am half way through already!! I am still going to have too many but it feels good getting rid of some of them and organizing the rest.
Yesterday was a tough day at our little school. My number one student didn't much feel like doin school. It was an exhausting day of trying to figure out how to handle it but I have to say things worked out well in the end! Hubby and I stand strong and together on this issue so that helps and Sarah is learning who makes the decisions in the family and when she does this, she is really only hurting herself. She ended up missing out on a fun afternoon at underwater world, getting pajamas for her American girl doll and going to the Am. girl doll store. I really think she is catching on to all this however I know we will still have bumps in the road! I certainly makes life interesting!