Best Laid Plans…

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This morning I woke up earlier than normal with hopes of getting a head start on my day.

Today was a Nana J day – where all three children go with Nana J for the day and have lots and lots of fun.  On these days I get about 4 times the amount of things done then I do on any other day.  My plans were to get all my work done, then house work, then dinner ready and then hopefully some quilting!

There’s nothing like quilting to motivate me.

One thing I’ve learned as a mummy is that plans can change in an instant…

As I headed downstairs for coffee, I was met by Daddy and the kids…

and a freshly washed couch.

The Monkey had just thrown up and he didn’t look good at all.

 Suddenly all my plans just evaporated and I found myself cradling my sweet little boy, trying to sooth him through his tears.

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Sadly, there was very little sleep but he did get moments here and there.

Thankfully, Daddy was able to work from home.  It would have been very hard to have taken care of the little guy alone.

He must have thrown up 6-8 times in the first two hours alone and then there was the inconsolable crying that went on and on, going back and forth between Daddy and I hoping one of us could relieve his pain.

Eventually towards the late afternoon things started to look up for the little guy and he began to smile again.  He was able to keep some liquids down starting with ice chips and working his way up to chicken noodle soup and crackers.

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  I was so happy to see him feeling better.  I hope it carries on throughout the night and he wakes up feeling well again tomorrow.

On a more positive note, the Princess’s new curriculum arrived today and it looks great!  I couldn’t be more thrilled with it.  We switched curriculum this year, more so for the Professor than the Princess but went ahead and switched for her too.  We decided to go with Switched on Schoolhouse for the Professor which is a computer based curriculum but since it only starts from Grade 3 on we went with the LifePac for the Princess.

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I love it!  It’s perfect – I especially love the Science curriculum.  There are so many hands on experiments even in Grade 2.  There’s a lot of thinking involved and reflecting on what is being taught and not just memorizing.  I also like that she will be learning cursive writing by the end of the year.

I can’t wait until the Professor’s curriculum arrives…along with the regular subjects of Math, Language Arts, Bible, Science, Geography and History he will be learning Spanish, French, Health and Basic Drawing.  It’ll be a full work load this year but he’s excited about it.

In with the shipped curriculum was a card with a website where we can buy a corresponding science kit that has all the materials and equipment to recreate all the experiments.  Naturally I looked it up to see what we would need and instantly decided we will be making many, many orders with the company.  They have a large selection of hands-on science resources at great prices.  If you’re interested in checking it out it’s www.hometrainingtools.com.

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