It’s Friday! And date night!
This week was…blah. No snow this week, but I think the cold temperatures and staying inside are making everyone a little crazy.
In good news, Seth’s little nose growth got all fixed on Monday! So thankful that it could be taken care of in one appointment and that we are no longer spending hours a day dealing with bleeding episodes! Having this issue fixed took away a ton of stress.
Speaking of Mondays, PJ has started taking one child out for an early breakfast every Monday morning. I love the idea of each kid getting some one-on-one time with Dad. We’re praying that these times would be fruitful and relationship-building.
Emma learned letter “p” this week. Pizza, princess, pigs, piano. We did a puzzle, and she spent most of the week dressed in a new princess dress and “high heels” (she even fell asleep with her shoes in her hand!).
The big kids and I started our new history book with “Victoria’s England”, learning about the Great Exhibition and the Sepoy Mutiny. I enjoy learning along with them! I’m planning to let them watch “The Secret Garden” while we go out tonight as an “educational activity”. ;-)
A big focus for us this week has been “being a functional family member”. We’ve been going through this Bible study on “How to Manage Your Mouth”, which is written in both an adult and a kid version. While I am a very quiet person, I have much work to do to make sure my words are helpful and kind, particularly while correcting the kids. My kids are…not quiet. Mouth management is greatly needed, with the goal being that they learn filter their thoughts and noise and speak in a way that is edifying. It will do us all well to remember that, “I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak” (Matthew 12:36). Praise God that He has not left us without hope in sin but has given His Son, Jesus, as our Savior!
We are also working broadly on the subject of “chores”, which I hope to write about in more detail soon.
I’m working on my own school work, taking a New Testament class through the women’s program at the seminary and reading When People Are Big and God is Small with a group of ladies from church.
Overall, this was a difficult, draining week. I’m thankful for the past weeks that have been easier, and I’m looking forward to easier days, or “summer weather”, as the prayer I read this morning from The Valley of Vision noted. Actual summer weather sounds nice now, too! In the midst of the hard times, I’m thankful for my God, my shield who does not leave me or forsake me.
I’m also really looking forward to getting a massage and facial in the morning!
Linking up with Weekly Wrap-Up at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers this week!