this moment

Another week- more school work, books and more books, a trip to the theatre for the older two and more adjusting and tinkering for the Mama.  Figuring out how to get everything done is something I am struggling with, but also am figuring out how to accept what we do get done- which is a lot, I just have more ideas!

This week we figured out that Rory has been calling rhinoceros- “Norse norse” for awhile now, we just had no idea what he was saying.  He keeps us in stitches that one.  After many attempts to kick a small dog at Henry’s soccer practice this week we were talking about how it was not nice to kick dogs.  His response, “I just kick the dog gently?”  This sent Bapa a bit over the edge in laughter.  He has always got a response that kid- and he is only two!

The boys and I have been flying through books lately and started “Little House in the BIg Woods” this week- a re-read for Henry and me, but new to Bennett.  After a few scared nights, hopefully he sleeps better tonight (all those dang animals in the big woods to scare a fella!  IT doesn’t help that when we were out in the field measuring Columbus’ ships we had a huge pile of coyote scat in the way…).

Henry is working on this first memorization of a poem.  It is trickier than he thought it was going to be- but good for him.  Bennett is blowing me away with his reading ability.  We haven’t tried books yet, but reading short sentences instead.  He is sounding things out in books that he looks at himself and recognizes words when I read aloud.  I am really surprised how quickly he is catching on, given he had such a difficult time with letter sounds just a few months ago.  It is true what I have been reading about for years (and experienced with Henry) when it clicks, it clicks.

One of these days, I will figure out how our days flow best, but in the meantime, they look a whole lot like this…

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