Forty Something Days ‘Till Christmas

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The painful truth is, that what seemed like the longest stretch of time in my entire childhood, is in fact the most terribly and paralyzingly short season as an adult. Before October was half over, Christmas decorations were going up at Target. The kids were making wish lists, and until today, I had been indulging my childlike belief that Christmas morning is SO. FAR. AWAY. But it isn’t.

And it is.

After reviewing my class syllabuses today, the amount of work we need to accomplish before the holiday free for all schedule can begin is quite intimidating. The work is doable, but it will require actual doing…not cutting snowflakes, or making cookies, or procrastinating. Work.Screen Shot 2015-11-10 at 10.16.56 AM

All I can think of is watching Elf.

Regardless, we are plugging along, completely enjoying our new science book, and these Bible Project Videos that the kids have been watching, which give a brief illustrated overview of how each book of the bible fits into the whole story. They are pretty cool, and help make sense of some of the more difficult to understand books. 😉  The boys are all working hard on math, reading, and music. Axel is still undecided on an instrument that he would like to play, he mostly plays a harmonica at this point.Screen Shot 2015-11-10 at 10.18.58 AM

We will be planning some Christmas workshop days today, and putting them on the calendar, so that we are setting aside time to prepare for presents and activities, rather than letting them sneak up on us and overwhelm us.

Attempting to maintain reason while cultivating excitement for the upcoming weeks,

Shelley

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