Tuesday, August 30, 2011

My Second Post

Well, what else was I going to call it :)  I'm starting to get the hang of this whole blogging thing, I decided to read the "Getting Started" part (guess I should of read that first, huh).  Anyways, I might even post a picture soon, that is if I can figure out how and if I can find one that I like.  It may end up being one of my dogs.

I have to tell you about my 5yr old.  She is 5 going on 16.  She started Kinder this year, we are homeschooling but we go to our church twice a week for "Classroom" time.  It is really neat because we can bring our kids to the church and we have a teacher there who can tutor them in the areas where they need help, they get the social interaction with other kids and since I work at the church it works out perfectly! 

Anywho, back to the 5yr old.  We are having a difficult time getting her to DO school.  She has been there pretty much since the day she was born and has always just "hung around".  Well, now that it is time to start doing school work, we have come to realize that there is a fine line between not pushing too hard since she is only 5 (almost 6) but also getting her to understand that she needs to obey.  We aren't asking her to do too much but we are asking her to obey us when we ask her to do something.  My 5 yr old is what we (and the "we" is anyone who has ever met her) refer to as strong-willed and needless to say it has been a battle.  More so for me than for her teacher on "classroom" days, she tends to listen to her teacher a little better.

However, while I was out running errands this morning, she informed her teacher that she could not do Word Building (ACE for spelling) because it would waste too much lead in her pencil (apparently she was practicing the letter "G").  Now, I have to give her credit because I have been teaching the girls about not being wasteful.  I'm not sure what she has against the letter "G" but it amazes me that she would think to say that.  I will try again tomorrow with Word Building - but I'm giving her a crayon ;)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

My First Post

OMGosh, I can't believe I finally did it!! I have thought about blogging for a long time now and today, I finally took the plunge.

Now please don't have any great expectations - I am who I am.  The best way to describe me is: shy (until I get to know you), sensitive, a recovering anxiety freak, and learning about life along the way.  I'm a country girl, who dreams of making my 5 little acres into a functional, efficient, little homestead for my family. Although, the only animals I currently raise are my four dogs! I have 2 beautiful daughters and a wonderful, hardworking husband, whom I have been married to for over 15yrs.

My official title is "Research Analyst in the field of child development and human relations" or "Mama" for short.  I am also a church administrator (I was promoted from the entry level position of  "Preacher's Kid") and currently a Bible college student.

Thank you so much for visitin' my blog!  I'll share more soon!!!