The Week I Became a Grandma (again) and Remembered Home School Is a Lie

Oct 19, 2014

I'm a Grandma! (again)

Eight days ago, my newest grandchild made her way into the world weighing a whopping 10lbs 11oz and measuring over 22 inches long.

Yep. She's a big girl! 

Left: The day she was born.
Upper right: Lorelai holds her new niece for the first time.
Middle right: Full belly = sleep.
Lower right: Aunt Alexis fell asleep while getting the baby to sleep.

Left: Winter - 4 days old
Upper right: Aunt Alexis takes a selfie with the baby.
Lower right: Aunt Lorelai is so proud of her new niece.

Other than that, we're in another round of trying to keep Lorelai on her 'good schedule.' It's been a super-busy week.

During this time, I remembered... 

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...Home School Is a Lie

Our week looked a bit like this.

Monday: I was helping my daughter with the baby, took them to the lactation consultant and chiropractor. Then we ran to buy some items recommended by the midwife for the nursing problems.

Tuesday: We accomplished very little because Lorelai's sleeping was completely OFF! If I'm not mistaken on this day she slept noon - 7pm.

Wednesday: Wednesday's are P.E. Day with our homeschool group, followed by a couple of hours of the kids playing on the playground. We didn't attend P.E. because Alexis and I had physical therapy, but we did attend playground time. 

Thursday: Thursdays are homeschool dance class and we only caught the end of that outing, but went off to do other things afterwards. 

Friday: I spent running all the errands I didn't accomplish earlier in the week. 

Because we had gotten Lorelai on her 'good schedule' on Wednesday, we had her in bed by 4 p.m. each day. That meant rushing home from errands to make dinner at 3 o'clock. No matter what we were doing, it stopped before 3 p.m.

Saturday: We got up early Saturday morning to attend a baseball game with friends. Afterwards, we ran home for lunch then off to pick up another grandchild to go play mini-golf. 

We got home late. At 7 p.m., I fell asleep with Lorelai and slept until 6 a.m. when I forced myself out of bed. I could have slept for a few more hours.

My friend Stephanie at Harrington Harmonies and I were discussing this home school thing. We've decided there is no such thing as home school at all. 

There is doctor's office school, dance class school, play date school, P.E. school, art class school, science museum school - but home school doesn't exist.

We Missed Some Festivals

We were all set for our fall family traditions, but some of them didn't happen. The bear festival and chili cookoff were on October 11th. Wouldn't you know that little Winter decided to arrive that day? Of course, that was a much more exciting event than any festival! 

Yesterday was the Time Lord Fest in Tampa. We didn't get to do that either. The new mom is recovering from childbirth and ..well.. we're just broke. Maybe next year.

Kids in the Kitchen

Lorelai is 11 years old and has always loved helping in the kitchen. Last Tuesday, she helped a lot. She made a super-delicious chicken pot pie (I'll share the recipe soon.)

Lorelai made her first chicken pot pie tonight. <3 #kidsinthekitchen

My kiddo's favorite thing this week was… and the baseball game.
Yes, she needs her bangs cut. :)

Hangin' with her friend.

It was a busy week, but a fun one!

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  1. CONGRATS! How funny, "home" school doesn't exist. Praying over your newest family member and a great sleep schedule.

  2. Congratulations on your beautiful new granddaughter! Winter Amaryllis is an absolutely stunning name!

  3. Congrats, Michelle! She's a beauty!

  4. There's nothing like the birth of a new baby to throw a wrench into the schedule. But what a lovely wrench! :) Your post resonates with me, because there are sometimes days, weeks, even years that feel like we ran around more than we stayed home. Thank goodness "home"schooling is portable, for the most part.


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