Friday, November 6, 2009

Weekly Wrap Up

Well, I am starting to think that our schooling this week was like a wagon slowly sinking into the mud. Seemed like the more we attempted to move our wheels and make some progress, the deeper in we stuck ourselves.

On Sunday, I took Emma to the Urgent Care center. She had been either bitten or stung by something on her little finger and it had swollen up to scary proportions. So we got some steroids. The week before we had been fighting off some kind of cold, so Sunday was supposed to be my catch up day. Wave goodbye to the catch up day Mommy. Because of that, Monday we decided to do basic school so I could attempt to catch up. We did manage to do a candy experiment.

On Tuesday we were still catching up, so we ran errands and did our basics (spelling, reading, phonics, math). Which was probably a good idea since the child who had started her steroids was having emotional meltdowns every fifteen minutes. As a mom, even though I know its medically induced, its still emotionally draining. When its 10:30am and the patience fund has run dry, that is whey you know its going to be one of those days.

On Wednesday I had another root canal (we are up to #4) on the same tooth. Oh Joy! Since I don't really respond well to heavy medication, we decided to take the day off totally. Unless playing the playstation could count as school? Please?

On Thursday, we had fun!!! Thank Goodness!!! We went on an Aquarium Field Trip. We had a blast, it was a ton of fun and very educational.

Today, we spent a quiet day at home. We did our basic schooling, and I am finally caught up around the house (for now, I should be knocking on wood). I think we will take some of the fun stuff I had planned for the week and do it over the weekend.

I don't think the week was a total loss, we did get our basics done. But I really do like to have more "fun" in our schooling each day. The kids vote for fun too. We had less fun and more errands. Apparently, even if you throw in a slushy from Sonic, its still just errands. According to my kids "you just can't make that fun, Mom".


  1. Bless your heart for surviving, getting the basics down, AND going on a field trip. How awesome are you?

  2. Four root canals...on the SAME tooth?? gaaaaahhh! Other than that, and the Urgent Care wasn't a bad week, really. (Easy for me to say, right?)

  3. I'm pretty sure Playstation counts as school. With 4 root canals on the same tooth, sick child with steroid induced meltdowns, and a field trip; I think basic school sounds perfect. I really hope that y'all feel better and have a very blessed weekend.

  4. Seems like everyone is getting something now. Atleast you were able to get something done. I was dealing with a son with pink eye and an ear infection. We're all having fun. :)

  5. You know what they call the guy/gal who graduated last in dental school? A dentist :) FOUR root canals? Yowza! I'd be flipping through the phone-book for another one by now, ha!

    Glad you were able to pull together a decent week out of something made entirely of curve-balls. You rock!

  6. Hang in there! I hope everyone feels better & that you have a calmer week next week!

  7. Wow, I had to have two or three root canals on the same tooth and thought that was bad. Turned out there was a spot on the nerve, turned out it was a polyp. Whenever my sinuses would bother me, the tooth would hurt, too.

    Sounds like you were lucky to get the basics in and sometimes that is enough (for you and the kids).

    I hope you have a better week.


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