Skip to main content

Wednesday, our unstructured day

Naomi, running in from her room:  "Just getting some... scissors!"
Me:  "What are they for?"
"Maybe... to cut, some... string!"
Me:  "How about you bring the string here, and bring the scissors here, so I can see what you're cutting?"
"Okay."
 
And here we are hanging about, me in pyjamas, and the kids are driving me crazy.
 
Gavriel Zev, with a filmy blue veil over his head:  "Princess?  Princess?"
Me:  "Yes, sweetie... you're a lovely princess."
 
To be fair, I'm still sick.  Still exhausted from a month of LOUSY breathing and LOUSY sleep.  And this awful lung-wracking cough is actually worse today, after a few days of believing I really was, once and for all, on the end.
Okay, that's still no excuse for the pyjamas.
And they are fighting like crazy!
 
Oh - and the computer has stopped being able to print Hebrew.  So after a goodly portion of time spent doing up a nice Zayin worksheet for Naomi Rivka... well, the whole thing printed out mostly blank.  Blah.
 
Maybe... maybe... not too cold outside yet.
Toss clothes on me, on the kids (blah, another day with no shower?!?!).
Okay, do the inhaler, shower, toss on my clothes, dress Gavriel Zev (mercifully, Naomi Rivka dressed herself already).
Make kids grilled cheese sandwiches out of last night's yummy bread.  Slice cucumber, throw milk in sippy cups.
 
Now, here's the key, here's what's getting me out the door today:  toss GZ in the carriage and WALK DIRECTLY TO STARBUCKS.
Then - imperative - DO NOT COME HOME!
Walk directly to Mrs. ViKi.  Lounge about watching my children eat and play contentedly.
Bring them home exhausted, dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep...
 
This is definitely the solution.
Now to get off my bottom and get it DONE.

Comments

  1. Oh gee, you shoulda come over here after your walk to Starbucks. The kids can play in the rain and we can watch them!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

I love your comments!

Popular posts from this blog

לימודי קודש/Limudei Kodesh Copywork & Activity Printables

Welcome to my Limudei Kodesh / Jewish Studies copywork and activity printables page.  As of June 2013, I am slowly but surely moving all my printables over to 4shared because Google Docs / Drive is just too flaky for me. What you’ll find here: Weekly Parsha Copywork More Parsha Activities More Chumash / Tanach Activities Yom Tov Copywork & Activities Tefillah Copywork Pirkei Avos / Pirkei Avot Jewish Preschool Resources Other printables! For General Studies printables and activities, including Hebrew-English science resources and more, click here . For Miscellaneous homeschool helps and printables, click here . If you use any of my worksheets, activities or printables, please leave a comment or email me at Jay3fer “at” gmail “dot” com, to link to your blog, to tell me what you’re doing with it, or just to say hi!  If you want to use them in a school, camp or co-op setting, please email me (remove the X’s) for rates. If you just want to say Thank You, here’s a

Hebrew/ עברית & English General Studies Printables

For Jewish Studies, including weekly parsha resources and copywork, click here . If you use any of my worksheets, activities or printables, please leave a comment or email me at Jay3fer “at” gmail “dot” com, to link to your blog, to tell me what you’re doing with it, or just to say hi!  If you want to use them in a school, camp or co-op setting, please email me (remove the X’s) for rates. If you enjoy these resources, please consider buying my weekly parsha book, The Family Torah :  the story of the Torah, written to be read aloud – or any of my other wonderful Jewish books for kids and families . English Worksheets & Printables: (For Hebrew, click here ) Science :  Plants, Animals, Human Body Math   Ambleside :  Composers, Artists History Geography Language & Literature     Science General Poems for Elemental Science .  Original Poems written by ME, because the ones that came with Elemental Science were so awful.  Three pages are included:  one page with two po

Are Jews an "underrepresented community" in children’s publishing?

I applied for a writing award yesterday. I'm not going to get it, but that's not what I wanted to share with you. Here's what I wanted to share. This box:   I stared at this box for a long, long time. And then I decided not to check it. Even though I believe people like me truly are underrepresented, we probably wouldn’t fit the definition in other people's minds. Why? Well, because we're European. Because we are white. Because as everybody knows, Jews control the media. (do we???) If anything, some people say, Jews are over -represented in publishing. And yet. Some definitions are careful not to include people like me. Like this random definition from the State of California which defines underrepresented for some very specific business purposes as: "an individual who self-identifies as Black, African American, Hispanic, Latino, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native American, Native Hawaiian, or Alaska Native, or who self-identi