7 Quick Takes (#43)

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1) We survived Jason's trip away from us for 5 days.  Someone was praying for us, because the kids were angels for 5 straight days. I couldn't believe it.  If they weren't playing with their castle/dollhouse village, they were running around in costumes.



I don't even think it was a fluke!  It actually continued after he returned too.  Most of it is due to Leo being an awesome kid in general.  He is 4 and a half and acts like a big kid all the time.  Maybe all those moms who said that having more than 3 kids were onto something.  Turns out, as they get older, they DO get easier!!

2) While Jason was in England, he was talking with 2 Brits about how to cite in a bibliography.
Jason: You cite the author like this: Write Gale comma Jason period...
Brits: *Hysterical laughter*  It's called a Stop!!!  A period is what a woman has!!!

3) My kids have had runny noses and coughs for over a week now.  It started when they went to the gym daycare.  I REFUSE to let this stop me from going to the gym on the regular.  Except that it is stopping me....

I still manage to go 4-5 days a week.  But every time they sneeze I have to keep them out of the daycare.  But I haven't been sick once yet this winter!

(I'm not superstitious, but that was a stupid statement to make...)

4) I think we have officially decided to homeschool!! Shoot - I already make my own yogurt and grind my own wheat.  We have 3 small children and we call it a "good start."  I'm going to take the sewing machine to all our pants and hem them up a couple inches.  DONE!  


No but seriously - I am in need of a Kindergarten curriculum and a Preschool curriculum.  I have a couple resources that I have looked into, like pbs.org print-outs...well no, that's actually it. I have no idea what else I'm doing yet.

5) In Maryland, I belonged to the most amazing real food Co-op ever.  The women who organized it all were amazing and I miss it!!  I miss the access to all the food.  I miss grocery shopping twice a month in a friend's house.  I miss hanging out with all the families!

So I started my own in Tyler.  What the WHAT??  I have no idea what I'm doing yet, so I'm hoping for success.  But we do have a fake logo.  That I don't own the rights to.  I need to work on that.

6) I woke up freaking out the other night since we don't have folding tables to put the food out on.  What was I thinking??????

7) My complete lack of blogging is related to this:


Complete harmony


A stress-free house


Happily playing children


And a baby who almost figured out how to sleep through the night.  My method?  When Jason goes out of town, I accidentally sleep through the night without hearing my baby cry.  The next night, they always sleep through the night.  (After it happened with Roman, I remembered the same thing happened with Elena...)

Even despite the recent runny noses and coughs, we have been in production mode.  G is for Gale!  And Getting stuff done!!  (I'm going to be the best homeschooling teacher EVER!)

Thanks to the gracious Jen as always for hosting!

10 comments:

  1. we use a very similar method for teaching our kid to sleep through the night...cept on purpose ;)

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  2. That is awesome!! Yay for setting up your own food co-op. We are a site drop for ours and I really like getting to know the people. Our kids even pray for some of them when we know someone is sick, etc!

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  3. LOL! You are going to be the best teacher ever. Don't forget "P is for poop!"

    And seriously, could a woman who grinds her own wheat NOT homeschool? Is that even possible?

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  4. Also, I totally just pinned your Y U No guy.

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  5. Look at me! 3rd comment! No captcha! Yay!

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  6. Is there anything I can do to talk you out of it? I'm too far away to slap you in the back of the head!

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    1. Why on earth does it say Sligo Creek? Haha

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  7. OOOOOooOOOO I was looking into purchusing Twenty-Six Letters to Heaven. It's a sweet preschool curriculum. You could start it now. Homeschooling def changes the budget around though. Just look at the price and divide it by the number of children you have/will have and it seems more reasonable. The kids and I love when we have a "catch up on the Gales Blog day!" Sweet children and cool toys, haha.

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  8. I didn't know he was 4 and a half. I thought he was like 2 LOL...I think he looks little and elena looks big to me she is 4 and he is 2... so he starts K this fall or next ?

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  9. Welcome to the world of homeschoolers! I liked the Seton books for preschool and kindergarten. After that I started to mix it up a bit more, but for the beginning they have a good introduction.

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