A couple new-ish things for us:
- We have been eating Paleo and following the Primal Blueprint for almost a year now. That means that we are eating no grain (the exception being me right now), little-to-no dairy, lots of fresh veggies, fruit, meat and healthy fats. My husband lost a bunch of weight, and I lost quite a bit as well. We feel good, healthy and strong.
- The exception being me, right now. We are expecting our third little one in August 2013, and the all-day sickness has been rough, so I have been eating whatever I can-- mostly grilled cheese sandwiches and dried fruit. Not so healthy or balanced.
I wanted to start blogging again on a happier note, but my day has been ROUGH today. We've started to make a transition from pure-Unschooling to some more formal type of school work. My daughter was doing so well. She was getting really into the math work sheets and web sites we have been doing together, so I decided to try to add some other things into our routine. I've been wanting to read Little House in the Big Woods with her for almost a year, but she gets offended if I try to read to her. She is six and has been reading by herself for almost two years. She says, "I can read that!" and snatches it away from me and reads it. It has been almost six months since I have tried to read something to her that she didn't specifically ask me to read.
I thought that maybe she had gotten over her seriously independent reading streak, but apparently not. I planned three activities for the day that should have taken no more than an hour. A craft, which was a total flop and resulted in a melt-down because I had done too much prep-work, a math worksheet, which she finished almost instantly, and some reading from Little House in the Big Woods followed by a discussion, which also resulted in a melt-down of epic proportions. Four and a half hours later, we finally finished the first chapter, and never did make it to our discussion questions.
Part of me wants to hand her the book and let her read it, but the other part of me is just as stubborn as she is and I want to read it with her so that we can have discussions and do activities, because she doesn't like discussing things that she reads.
Tonight, after dinner is done (baked potatoes with broccoli and ham), I want to crawl off and lick my wounds somewhere and reevaluate my plan for tomorrow. No matter how exhausted I am tonight, I want to take a couple Tylenol and give it another shot tomorrow.
Wish me luck!