Wow, time flies. The first week of summer…. well…. I guess it was reasonably good. I have not actually made an official schedule, and we started our days pretty late most days, even though I was up to get DH out to work at our usual time. I tried thinking that it is now summer and so I would enjoy the mornings while the boys slept, just taking it easy only to find out that if we start halfway through the morning, we don’t get things done as early as I would like.
So yes, we still do some schooling during the summer, it keeps them busy a bit, and I feel like I have accomplished something during the day. Davening, making Camp Harper shirts, parsha, math, laining practicing, boy led gym and our new class – Ivrit along with afternoon Tea time and Khan Academy chemistry videos were all a rage this week. Oh, and don’t forget the beginnings of green foliage removal from the garden bed! No, the week was not really how I envisioned it, I envisioned more green foliage removal as well as more learning such as dik duk. Next week? Probably not, the boys are going to camp and it is going to a busy week getting all items needed for three boys! One good thing – all three boys are going together to the same camp! Yeah! I like when those things happen like that, all boys doing the same thing at the same time at the same place. Just makes for an easier life for Mommy.
When I think about the week, three highlights come to mind. The first one is our afternoon tea time. The boys had fun watching videos on the history and proper etiquette on how to have tea time. It was nice to have a little break, have some veggies and a few mezonos along with our lemon tea. It really helped tie everyone over until supper and gave us the flexibility to have a little later supper if we wanted.
My almost 4 year old is just so excited. Just a few few short days left until his birthday – his hebrew one anyways. This morning he woke up saying it was his birthday. Why? Because it is Mommy’s birthday and I will be banned from the kitchen in a couple of hours for 4 beautiful boys to create their masterpiece. I think I’ll remember NOT to sweep and mop until afterwards. 😉 4 is going to be such an exciting age!
“No, you can’t have that paper.”
“I am writing down what you are doing for school next year!”
One boy who jumps up and down with a yelp and gives me the biggest hug and says, “Thank you Mommy!” – Priceless. As I continued to write things down, I kept getting nudged – “Is that my school? What is my school work?” I think I have my work cut out for me this coming year!
Last night the Harper boys finished Mesechta Bava Basra and since watermelon is just not enough for a siyum, so I’m told, brownies were also made.
I’m being kicked out of the kitchen now so that the bakers can do their stuff! Wishing everyone a wonderful Shabbos!