Friday, June 8, 2018

What I Enjoyed This Week: Getting Things Done

During Sarah Beth's and Daniel's swimming instruction this week, the little girls and I hung out in our van because Hannah really wants to go swimming, too.  It's easier to keep her happy in the van watching a DVD than trying to keep her out of the pool.  :)  While they watch a video, I've been enjoying the time to get a little extra reading done.  Sometimes, I do a little work on my summer learning plan or just do a little catch-up on texting or email reading.

Here are a few other things I enjoyed this week:
  • the party on Saturday.  All three little girls had a great time, and Hannah took an excellent nap. :)
  • spending time with Mary Monday and Wednesday nights when John took the older three swimming, and I needed to put Hannah to bed early because she didn't take a nap that day.  We read some books, played some games, and folded some clothes.  :)  I don't get time with any one child very often, so I try to make the most of it.
  • taking all of the kids swimming Tuesday evening.
  • sorting through my books in the library.  Yes, I'm enjoying it; I'm that much of a book nerd bibliophile.  :)  John says I have too many books, and (don't tell him I said it) I think he's right. At the very least, if I have owned a book for several years and haven't read it yet, I think it's time for it to find a new home where it will be read and appreciated.
  • working on my math for my summer learning plan.  It's hard!  But it's stretching my brain in a good way, and it's good for my children to see me struggling with a math problem.  As they see me work, rework, and work again a problem in order to get the correct answer, I hope they learn the value of persistence. 
  • watching Sarah Beth work on her own math.  Her math book for the fall came in, and she asked half jokingly if she started now, would she be able to finish her math earlier in the year.  I said, sure!  She thought about it and decided to begin this summer to get a head start.  I'm thrilled!  I'm not pushing it, though; we're aiming for three lessons a week so she doesn't get burned out too early.  
Sarah Beth and Daniel have a swim meet tomorrow to which John is taking them while I stay home with the little girls.  Other than that (which is a big deal because swim meets can take all day), we don't have any plans.  

What did you enjoy this week?  What do you have planned for the weekend?

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