Inside my head, April 13th, Part three… the end.

1:00 pm – so I’m feeling pretty disappointed in myself for once again calling it a ‘no school sick day’.  Seems almost every Monday is a ‘slow school day while we recover from the weekend’ day, and Fridays are ‘getting ready for company or for visiting slow school day’ and geesh…  I feel like we don’t actually DO school.  We do, I know we do, I just feel like I’m always finding a reason to slack off or take the easy road.  So I did a little math to make myself feel better.
*we need to cover 180 days of school a year
*taking a 5 day week that’s 36 weeks
*that leaves 16 weeks off a year
*that’s about 1.3 weeks off each month (if we school year round)
*remembering that I’m not counting weekends, just a 5 day week, I think that gives me roughly 6 days a month that I can let go of.
So, in the end, a four day school week, year round would still be enough, with two days to spare each month. Or I could even do three weeks on and one week off.
Ok, my math isn’t perfect. When I worked backwards and added up my days I was missing 9 days in my year (9 days of NO school though!). It was, however, enough to help me not feel quite so bad about skipping school today for illnesses.  I’m also trying to rememeber that as they get older and more independent “sick days” due to moms illness won’t happen as often.  They will be able to go on without me.
1:14 pm – Bubbagirl just came downstairs…  wearing a smile AND her diaper!  Whoo hoo!
2:36 pm – Was forced to watch Barney.  Taderbug is STILL asleep… my poor baby.  Doodlebug has only come inside once… ONCE!  Normally, she and her sister would have come in and out of that door 100 times!  Lip gloss, bathroom, drink, hungry, gum, toy, anything!  Today she stays outside!  I’m not going to ask WHY she picked today of all days to do as she was told, I was taught not to look a gift horse in the mouth.  I’ll just say a prayer of thanks to God for making it happen.
If you missed it last night, I tweeted that hubby made me a bubble bath. It was a trade off. Bubbagirl had a stinky diaper and he was really hoping I’d rescue him and clean it for him (I was laying down at the time).  I agreed to change it if he ran me a bath.  It was so sweet, bubbles and epsom salt, scalding hot (cuz I like it that way).  He got the last laugh though.  I thought he had made the bubbles with my new Mary Kay Petals Bath Gel.  You know, so I’d smell all flowery and purty when I got out.  Oh noooo,  he used HIS Mary Kay Domain Shower Gel… ya know… the BOY stuff.  The stuff that smells so yummy I just want to curl up next to him and sniff him all day.  Yea, he essentially washed me in that and then snickered that my nose was so stopped up I couldn’t smell the difference.  (Dude… if you want ME to want YOU the YOU have to wear it… putting it on ME takes YOU out of the equation… I can just sit on the couch and sniff myself… well, if I could smell anything that is).
2:45 pm – Taderbug lives…
4:11 pm – Doodlebug returns, much to Tader’s delight as she realized about an hour ago that Doodle’s was outside without her.  I let Tader and Bubbagirl take a bath together, which appeased her for a little while.  My mom called to check on us and now we’re all hanging out in the craft room.  My mom had picked up some little wooden doodads from Michael’s clearance racks (like a whole grocery bag full) and they are sitting on the floor with their plastic placemats and markers coloring them up.  I managed to get a pair of easy fit pants cut out, along with a pullover pinafore.  Hopefully they can get stitched together soon.  I’m being asked for food; which reminds me that I don’t think we ate any lunch… or THEY didn’t eat any lunch.  So, I guess I’ll call it day for now and head downstairs to work up some chicken nuggets and tatertots (requested).  Maybe I can convince them to watch movies in their room tonight so I can cut out some more fabric, for when I finally feel better.  (I will feel better one day right?)

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2 thoughts on “Inside my head, April 13th, Part three… the end.

  1. Peggy Brister says:

    We have taken off so many random days and extended weeks and extra days during the holiday and took 2 spring breaks this year, that we will probably, to the dismay of my children, end up schooling through the summer. I don’t want to do that but all the extra time off during this school year hurt us. Our state doesn’t have a minimum requirement for days or hours per day but our curriculum has about 160 lessons I think. I would have to get up to look for sure and I am too lazy to do that. It may be 180 but I don’t think so. And we are in the low 100’s in our lessons. However the curriculum I use now (Abeka) is more advanced (harder) than the Calvert curriculum I am switching to for next year so even if we don’t completely finish this set we won’t be behind academic wise. It will all work out in the wash.

  2. Ashley says:

    You, my friend, had quite the day! I’m praying that today is going better (that you’re all feeling better) and that you’re able to “function” at a “normal” level!

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