Spring Break is here and with it comes relaxation from homeschooling, along with an increase in activity with everyone home. This morning began with chores, that were rapidly followed by teaching Sunshine how to make pancakes, cleaning up the kitchen, feeding everyone, cleaning up again, the girls coloring pictures of birds, everyone playing outside…and then playing “house” inside, wet pants (Little Man), helping Ladybug start the laundry, breaking out the new Playdough, and on it went – busy, busy, busy.
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Now three of the girls are at Aunt Michele’s, Ladybug is at a friend’s, Noah and Samuel are out of town, and Rusty is at a youth group event. I just read The Biggest Bear (so politically incorrect that it makes me laugh) and Curious George Goes to the Hospital to Eby and Little Man and tucked them in for “Quiet Hour”. The house is quiet for the next fifty minutes…do I write, do I read, do I clean?? No, definitely not clean… but since I haven’t gotten a blog post up since Friday, I’ll spend a few minutes here at my desk.
It feels like spring outside and today Sunshine brought me my first crocuses which she proudly placed in a tiny vase. I feel happy every time I look at them.
Remember my post about giving choices? I use my hands to offer two choices (you can see photos in the original post). I continue to use this tip nearly every day and find that it is very effective. The other day I was instructing Little Man to pick up the toys in the family room. He walked over to me, held his hands out and said, “Do I have choices?” I had to laugh! “Yes, you can choose to pick up the truck (I tapped one hand) or the Duplos (I tapped the other hand).” He looked at me with a smile and said, “Duplos!” Not to be overly analytical, but he was happy to make a choice!
My house is still quiet so I’m going to grab a book and read for a few minutes. I finally finished Sensational Kids, which was fantastic. I highly recommend it for anybody dealing with Sensory Processing issues…or if you think your child may have ADHD…or if like Eby, you have a child who is just intense.
I’ll be back tomorrow with a fantastic Tuesday Topic. Thank you for stopping by!
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