We had a pretty great day today. Busy and fun and the girls were both mostly in good moods and easy to get along with-- always a bonus!
Of course, the day began with us being 10 minutes late to Iris's soccer class because Eloise hid my keys yesterday-- I found them in the reading corner under the bean bag chair. That little rascal! Iris requested another session of soccer, so I signed her up again. She really enjoys it and it gets her a good deal of exercise and time to follow directions and learn a new skill. We ran a few errands after soccer, including a stop at the library to pick up a couple of homeschooling books I requested and get more books for the girls.
Which brings me to my next topic, man, am I ever hot on the homeschooling train. Honestly, I wish I could find a solution that was part-time going to school and part-time homeschool. I am reading The Homeschooling Option which I am very much enjoying. Of course, the homeschooling books I am reading are very pro-homeschooling, so I am trying to take it all with a grain of salt, but boy, it sure sounds amazing. The one point that jumped out at me in the beginning of this book was talking about families that home school tend to be more tight-knit. Not always, of course, but obviously spending that much time with each other really lends itself to the necessity of being able to get along. This piqued my interest because I think about how Iris, at the tender age of 3 1/2, is already amazing at butting heads with me, but what would happen if we spent our days together for, well, indefinitely? Tonight Matt said he would love it if the girls could go to a school that is bilingual, which there are several options for in Seattle (if I recall correctly from what I have heard!). I thought, oooooo, that sounds so lovely! Man, why isn't there a more middle of the road option?
Tonight I spent some time making the girls and I t-shirts for us to wear to the Barack Obama rally tomorrow. We're going to head down there, but I'm a wee bit nervous that we might not get in. Apparently it's a hot (free) ticket! I just don't want to show up early and try to get the girls to sit through all of the speakers. Eh, we'll see. It will be fun none-the-less. I'll post a pic of the girls and I in our shirts tomorrow if I can!
Last night I went to sleep without taking a vicodin, which was a terrible decision. I really want to be feeling better than I am, but alas, these things are slow to heal. I didn't forget it tonight!