Our Family

Our Family

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Biggest Challenge in My Homeschool Right Now

Don't let that beautiful smile fool you!  Miss Emelia Rose is full of trouble these days!  At almost seven months old she is not only sitting up and crawling, she is also pulling herself up on everything she can get her hands on.  Her new skills have forced me to change the way we through our day especially since Emelia and Lily (2) do not nap at the same time.

Even a week ago we could put Emelia on the floor with a few toys and she would be content to sit and play beside us for a long time.  Now that is only working for a very short period of time.  We are still starting our morning work together (with all of us in there we can keep her out of trouble.)  After we finish reading, I have to confine her to the exersaucer or hold her to do our morning projects.  Then we move to the family room and I sit on the floor with her while Alex does Reading Kingdom followed by Nick doing Visual Latin.  When we switch to one on one afternoon work, Chelsea has been doing her work upstairs while putting Lily down for her nap (Lily goes to sleep great by herself at night but during the day she likes someone to sit with her.)  Then while I am working with Nick, Alex plays with Emelia.  Then while I am working with Anthony and Alex Nick plays with Emelia.  Someone has to sit with her so she doesn't  fall over and get hurt.  I am very thankful for our play mats these days!


kathleen said...

Girl, you are juggling that stuff so well. Being able to multi task with everyone doing different things became SO hard for me. I am so happy and amazed whenever I see a mama of many, homeschooling so well! Good job Lisa!

Lorus! said...

What a cutie! It is so much fun to have a baby 'muddling' up your day - I sure miss those times!

Lisa said...

I wouldn't trade it for anything! I am not the best at juggling sometimes, but having the older children be responsible for helping with the little ones helps a lot!