Monday, October 15, 2007

My hubby left me this morning.

Well, he WILL be back on Friday though! He left this morning for Salt Lake City for work. Blah! A whole week w/o my hubby! Two years ago, I might have been pouting, and while I will miss him, it's nice to have a whole week to MYSELF!!!! No pressure--all week! As long as the kids are fed, they're happy--they don't care about dirty dishes, or a massive stack of laundry! When Dustin goes out of town, it's like a mini-vacation around here. I have plans to drag out all my sewing stuff, and hopefully get caught up on some stuff--like diapers for McKenna that I REALLY need, and runners for my coffee and end tables.

Sadie seems to be adjusting really well to our family! She's had a few accidents in the house, which is to be expected, but overall, she's doing great!! She's such a hyper pup though. And tends to bowl over McKenna if given the chance! I think she's going to be a great addition to our family.

I think I'm going to seriously start looking into homeschooling the kids. I'm very much on the fence on this subject. I KNOW public school systems are flawed. I know that. But I also know how much I enjoyed school. Up until about 8th grade--and then I hated it until we moved to South Dakota my Jr. year. My four year old is in preschool right now, which I'm OK with. But I need to make a decision before he starts Kindergarten next year. I know I am capable of teaching the kids, but it's such a commitment. Am I ready to make it??? I love my kiddos, and most of my reasons for wanting to homeschool are based on fear. Teenage pregnancy, drugs, shootings...the news is FULL of horrible things happening to our kids these days. And I'm not sure I'm willing to take the chance of sending them to public school. It seems like a gamble anymore. But I want my children to have friends. That's the biggest thing. I'm not sure how many people homeschool around here, but I'm betting it's only a small handful of kids. And there probably isn't any homeschooling groups that meet up in my area. So what do I do about friends, sports, etc.?? There are a lot of questions I need answers too, and a lot of research I need to do regarding this, I guess. I've got a little bit of time at least...

And, to end on a postitive note, the gals at 5 Minutes for Mom are at it again!! This time they are giving away a Casio Pink EX-Z75 digital camera!! So head on over, and check it out!!!


  1. My hats are off to the mamas who homeschool. I could never do it. I am counting down the years until I will get my ME time while the kids are at school!

  2. Wow...if you can do homeschooling, kudos. There are plenty of programs you can get your kids into to help develop social skills.

    I am with Alicia....I know I could NEVER do it....I don't have enough patience!