The Strugglebus is caught in a snowdrift here at the Mooney household, but it’s still more comfortable than the Megabus, amiright? I’ll be here all week. Because of the snow.
Singing this song with the rest of the Northeast.
Will it ever not be Winter again? Can we just have Christmas 2: the Christmasing instead if St. Patrick’s Day to make this snow worth it?
My Lenten resolutions are getting harder and I’ve cheated a few times. Those were my worst days at home and I can’t tell if they were the worst because I spent time on the computer, which made Christopher seem clingy or Christopher was clingy so I tried to escape into social media. It doesn’t really matter. I’m thankful His mercies are new every morning.
Speaking of mornings, we’ve seen a lot of them lately. Christopher has decided that the 5:30-6:15 range is a great time to start the day. I know it could be worse and I’m thankful for my parents’ Christmas gift, good ol’ Mr. Coffee, but it’s wreaking havoc with his nap situation. The baby who must be Ergo’d or nursed to sleep fell asleep on Chris, Sophie in his clutches, while I was teaching on Wednesday and it was just adorable.
But still. I miss waking up after dawn. And not falling asleep while I’m reading at 9:00pm.
My students and I had a little too much fun in class on Monday and made a class “flag” with what I deemed our motto.
Me: We should put “Now is the time to make mistakes” on the flag since that’s our motto!
Student: That’s our motto?
Me: I say that all the time!
Student: You do?
They clearly listen very closely to their teacher. Here is our masterpiece.
I just hope the sentence diagram is correct or I’ll feel like a dope.
Also, I know I’ve reached peak nerd because I keep getting distracted while reading wondering how I would diagram each sentence. Just call me Poindexter.
Good reads this week:
The lonely mission of motherhood at Mama Needs Coffee // I want Jenny to write the Motherhood Manifesto. “Mothers of the world, unite!”
This photo album full of 1950s interiors is amazing.
I’ve been thinking about how to incorporate all of the Fisher-Price songs etched into our subconscious into our classical education. Clearly, at ten months old, Christopher is still at the memorization heavy Grammar stage of his education. We know at least three versions of the ABC’s, so that’s a start. The song about bugs, bees, butterflies, bird, frog, crickets his little house sings will help us on our nature walks when the world, thaws, right? Does Charlotte Mason have a chapter on obnoxious jingles? Is there a Fisher-Price: Latin Declensions line? We already have blocks with the Greek alphabet so something’s got to be out there that will help aid Christopher’s translations of Cicero.
A bonus video of our favorite baby trick:
Head on over to Kelly’s for more quick takes.