- We have been memorizing the Fruit of the Spirit for our family memory passage with the kids. Well, Cosette hasn't had a problem, but it's a little more difficult for Eli, who's language skills aren't quite there yet. However, today he quoted "Da fuit of da Spirit is Wuv, Doy, peace, patience, 'indness, doodness, Fatefullness......Yes, he got the first seven, and I was so proud of him! (It's even cuter to hear him say it than to read my attempts at typing his pronunciations!)
- Noah has just been changing with leaps and bounds this week---another tooth, in the top, he's definitely crawling now, and he can sit straight up all by himself!
- Cosette and I are working through the book "Teach your child to read in 100 easy lessons" I know it sounds cliche, and I've only worked through the first few lessons with her, but----I think I'm going to highly recommend this book! It's based solely on reading by phonics, and so far, it's more understandable to the child than other phonics programs I'm familiar with. She really seems to be catching on. I'll let you know in a few weeks if I still hold the same opinion of the curriculum! Today, as we started her lesson, she wrapped her arms around me and said "Thank you for teaching me to read, Mommy!"
Also, by being home with them all the time, we can establish a routine, which seems to be good for the kids. For instance, they know that every morning after breakfast is Bible story and memory verse time. 9:30 is twenty minutes of movie while mommy takes a shower :) 10:30 is quiet times in their rooms. 2:00 is nap time, 7:30 is bedtime. It's the same way, day after day after day.
So anyway, I guess all that was just to encourage you to spend as much time with your children as possible. They need you, and the peaceful life you can offer them, more than anything. What's that saying?
The days are long, but the years are short
or something like that :)