Please pardon me while I gloat just a minute or two....today I got confirmation Papa loves me!!!!! As you know, I homeschool the Little Critter. The last several months have been tough as I was working full time (during tax season) and so his homeschooling work was minimal amounts and stuff that he could do mostly without my help. Hence we studied composers (he's now a full fledged classical music lover!), did pages for a lapbook about composers, handwriting practice (called copywork), and math daily. Then he also had chores at home to take care of. I explained to him that after tax season, we'd have to up the work load to finish our work for the year if he wanted to be considered to be in 4th grade come fall. Well, he's been dragging his feet on doing more work. OK, he's more like a mule with all four feet planted and that "just try to make me move!" look in his eyes.
The result is that I keep praying, planning and setting things up and then due to his dawdling, we haven't been getting half of his work done each week. Then about a month ago, when we started letting him play with a couple neighbor boys that he's played with before, we started getting more and more disrespect from him. I was becoming discouraged, bumfuzzled, (a term meaning something light years past confused and angry) and really bummed out! Dodi was as bumfuzzled as I.
Then today happened! Hallelujah for today! Today we got Torah Study done, even to the point he was asking questions about Revelation! (which we stopped and read a bit of) We got handwritting/copywork done....not well, but done nonetheless without a fight. We got all the laundry done, washed, hung out to dry, folded AND put away! He cleaned his bedroom voluntarily (keep beating my little heart!) and we did our Hebrew lessons, finished his work for Cub Scouts and even got in 30 minutes of weeding in the garden (we call that physical education!). Our math was included with our Torah reading and the extra reading from Revelation....although I'd planned to work on some more formal math. So the only thing we didn't get done today was the formal math, and his written comparison of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. (Part of our History lesson which we read about and discussed, but ran out of time for the actual writting of the comparison.)
So I felt Papa blessed me today. We got done 95% of what I felt we needed to do, along with a little extra.. We had mostly a pleasant day (until Dodi got home and Little Critter got disrespectful again) and to top it off, we got a brief shower to lesson the humidity levels! What a glorious day. Now if only tomorrow will go as smoothly. I have hope!
I pray each of you dear readers also had a productive and pleasant day. May the rest of your week be filled with little Love Letters from Papa to remind you of your belovedness to Him who created you. Shalom, Spitfire