As I mentioned in my previous blog, I like to read blogs and this mornings theme was about homeschooling…
Most of the blogs that I follow the Mums blog, write ebooks, maintain their home and homeschool their children. They share their pearls of wisdom and somehow their lives seem to be all pretty good. Hats off to them. I couldn’t do it despite being a teacher in my previous life.
The last few nights have been pretty disturbed as the children are adjusting back into Tokyo time. Breakfast has moved to 6am, as they are all waking at about 5 and J has generally been up for 3-4 hours in the night. By 7am this morning, I was trying to work out how many more days we had until school started, as the girls were bouncing on their beds shouting at the tops of their voices, hubby moaning feverishly, (he caught flu on the flight!) while I navigated my way round the toys that J had tipped onto the floor sometime during the night.The aroma in the lounge informing me that his nappy needed a change and that he was reacting to some dairy or soya product that had snuck into his diet…Great stuff!
Late morning found me trying to get the children out of the house to hunt down a new pair of school shoes for E as she left hers behind in the shoe shop in Florida. They didn’t want to go and stalled at every available opportunity…
“I don’t like these socks. In fact I don’t like any of these socks- only pop socks and they are all in the wash!”
“Where are my house keys?!?”
Very good question….
“My zip is stuck”
“A may I borrow your keys?……Where are they?”
“Mummy- dummy….MUMMY DUMMY”
“OK- here’s your dummy! Lets go.”
Forget the key- doubt whether A is going out.
In fact- lets forget going to the shop that most likely has the shoes and lets try more local. I don’t have the energy to struggle through 3 stations with a pram and then walk a mile to the shop with tired children in tow.
But as to be expected on these sort of days none of the local shoe shops do children’s school shoes, so….
Guess what I’m doing tomorrow?
And so home we go- children lunched and ready for their time on their beds so I can have some seriously needed ‘Me Moment’. But oh no- J decided that he was awake- and was NOT going to stay in bed. (Does this mean he is ready to start dropping his day time naps?!? ‘Please Lord, No!’ )
I eventually locked myself in the toilet just to have some peace but no quiet- I could still hear J saying “Daddy where’s Mummy?”
Roll on school and being jet lag free.
And to all the homeschooling Moms out there. Well done. Give yourselves a big pat on the back from me. What you do is admirable. I love my children dearly, but somedays I can’t wait for school to start again.