Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Middle of the Night Posting

Jeff has been called to the hospital at 1:30 in the morning, so that leaves me wide awake, waiting for a load of clerical shirts to be done. It is rare that this happens. Prayers ascend.

I talked with my sister yesterday, and I am really glad that I did. The thought of "starting school" with my kids leaves me contemplating having my self committed feeling less than enthusiastic. My sister is an elementary school teacher and her school is starting soon. I asked her if she was ready yet. "No," she replied. "I've been rearranging my classroom in order to try to get myself interested." she said. I had to laugh. My sister is always rearranging her furniture. A new look every few months. Its funny that it applies to her classroom, too. I also had to laugh because I seem to be doing the same thing. We're setting up the den for homeschooling. This will be the first year we move away from the kitchen table.

I suppose it is comforting knowing that if I were sending my kids elsewhere, that the teacher may be just as unenthusiastic about starting this school year as I am....and then when I think about how they are supposed to be the professionals and they get PAID to do this, then I get to feel morally superior there is some common ground.

Still, it doesn't mean that I'm not coveting a little of what This Pastor's Wife is writing about Tuesday.....going shopping alone....what's that like?


Marie N. said...

I too am moving school away from the kitchen table for the first time this year. I'm hoping it will make a big change in my attitude towards hitting the books after lunch.

It was such a drag to stop school for lunch, clear the table, set the table, prep some food, eat, clear the table and then need to pull books out again.

I hope your new location works well for you.

This Pastor's Wife said...

The house is quiet right now and that is a welcome change, but ... to homeschool would be even more welcome. I haven't touched on this on my blog 'cause this isn't something we've talked about with anyone here or much of our family, but ... we're hoping to pull the kids out of school next fall. I have a year to get this house in order and figure out how we're going to do it. Speaking of which, I better get off here and get back to life.

Jane said...

If you want to go shopping alone, your kids could hang out here. If you want to go shopping with a buddy your kids could still hang out here. :)

(And yes, I am still trying to get myself psyched up for this school year.)

Rebellious Pastor's Wife said...


I am going to take you up on that!!!!!