Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Sleep, oh beautiful sleep...

Last night Kylie fell asleep very early in her high chair. Peter was nice enough to bring her up to bed and she has been there ever since..this is a blessing in disguise. She is usually up till 10:30 or later! The older two, Melody and Zachary went to sleep at 9pm and I decided to go and lay down for a few minutes to rest...I haven't been sleeping much and really needed the break. So I did lay down around 9:30 or so and didn't get up till 5:00am!! Wow...that is amazing to me. It stinks that I did wake up at 5am..but still..I got more than 4 hours of sleep!!! I got 7 1/2 hours of sleep! That is unheard of!! I haven't gotten a full night of sleep in forever!! Plus I actually got to see Peter before he left for work and I can get some stuff done early before the kids are up!!

On another note, Zachary started homeschooling yesterday! I started him with spelling words, 18 of them, then we moved onto reading comprehension in two different books and then finally some math. In the middle of the day we took a trip to Wal-Mart to get some stuff but all in all it was a good day. Zachary wasn't too thrilled that he wasn't allowed to watch TV in the morning but that is too bad. No TV until the school work is done..that is my new rule in the house. We have the dining area all set up for school work. Cork board up, dry erase board, school decorations..just like when I was a and a book case full of curriculum. I also have bins full of folders, paper, binders, craft stuff and you name it set up as well. Today we will be working on Science and History and go from there. I don't really have a full schedule of how we are doing things done yet..I am playing it by ear this first week to get into the swing of things and we will see how that works out. Lets hope that Zachary realizes that the sooner he finishes his work the sooner he can do other things. :) He loves to whine and I JUST CAN'T STAND IT!! I hate whining!! That is our number one rule of the house..but he seems to break it every day. OH well...he is only 11 after all. Other than the whining we had a very good day.


Anonymous said...

A good night's sleep will help the day go well!! Enjoy school!! Glad Kylie slept so well. Hugs to all - guess who?