What with your warnings of lung cancer and pneumonia I have taken heed and made an appointment to see the doctor. This Saturday morning. Okayyyy? 🙂 Nahhh, I so appreciate all of your sentiments of concern. It feels good to be cared about. And you’re right, of course. A person shouldn’t have to deal with a cough for two months. And it’s the strangest thing, too. It comes and goes in severity. After that previous night of coughing I had two good nights of sleep, and then last night I was up half the night again. Ah well. Hopefully, I can get some drugs or something on Saturday.
Yesterday was a slow day. After school in the morning, the kids and I played some board games, and then just hung out the rest of the day until I took them to gym in the evening. You’d think I would have gotten a lot accomplished but that just wasn’t the case!
After gym, we drove the youngest child of Dawn and Sirdar home. We do this most gym nights because their three older kids take the later class. My kids love having Z with us in the van. So much so, that we have to work out a “taking turns” policy as to who gets to sit in the back with her. She’s nearly eleven so I don’t know if she likes this or not, but we have to keep the peace in the van. If we didn’t take turns there would likely be an all out riot. Welll, no actually, because I wouldn’t allow it, but there would be some definite contention. And poor Z would just be caught in the middle.
Last night it was J’s turn to be in the back. Unlike the previous week with R, Z allowed J to listen to her music and watch her play her DS. My kids want a DS badly so they’re enthralled with watching her play.
The funny thing about homeschooling regarding that infamous word “Socialization”:
Yes, they get it. And lots of it. BUT what they don’t get is a lot of teasing and jeering regarding their behaviors. The good thing is that they remain kids a little longer. The not so good thing is that some of the social nuances that other kids know, my kids don’t.
For instance, R doesn’t seem to get that a nearly 11 year old girl doesn’t think it’s cool to sit in the back of a van forehead to forehead with a 9 yr old boy, allowing him to watch her play a video game, but that it is at least okay to let a seven year old girl peer over her shoulder. He honestly just wants to play and hang out with whomever is willing to play and hang out with him, but he is also a nine year old boy. Which means he can be annoying. Especially to an eleven year old girl!
It’s sad to observe this, I realize necessary, growing-up process.
Sirdar – I hope everything turned out okay last night. You were having one seriously crappy evening. We were thinking of ya.