Complete honesty here … I don’t really want to do this anymore.
Perhaps it was the topic I’d chosen (cleaning – blech), but my girls don’t seem to be into it anymore either.
All they want to do is get to the baking lessons (insert horrible nightmares of flour and egg covered kitchen here!)
All those carefully prepared lesson plans are staring at me from my desk blotter. Mocking me in fact!
On the bright side though, did you know that you can find anything on the internet? I mean it! I’d written up a lesson on the steps involved in hand washing dishes (because, you know, I’m Old School!) and while searching for a related topic, found a blog post which almost word for word matched what I’d just written! Creepy, right?
Then I thought the girls were going to actually have to put my words into action as our dishwasher chose that day to spew water all over the kitchen. Irony at it’s best! But it turned out I had loaded something onto our top rack incorrectly.
Shh! Don’t tell anyone! My instances of doing things incorrectly are few and far between!!
Oh well, back to work! Wish me luck as I attempt to teach my girls how to boil an egg!
As you may have guessed from the title of this post, my Mummy’s Camp plans got a bit derailed! I blame the cruise. WAY too much fun making flubber and meeting Ariel to want to spend time learning about how to make a hospital corner!!
Oh well, time to regroup and get back at it, right?
Before we left on the cruise the girls learned a lot about preparing for a trip and also some handy skills to have while on a trip. I had prepared lessons for the week we were on board and while some were touched on, most were not. Today we are reviewing all those and moving forward with new lessons. I’ll talk about those next week.
Things that went right on board:
On our way to the cruise ship we read through the Monday lesson and talked about safety protocols. Our youngest is seven and very adventurous. The part about NEVER CLIMBING THE RAILINGS was specifically for her! LOL! Continue reading »
We docked on Monday and I’m not sure how it got to be Thursday already but .. there it is!
If you missed my usual Words on Wednesday post yesterday and are wondering how the Mummy’s Summer Camp is going, I’ll talk more about that next week. I’m finding it a bit hard to get back into the swing of normal life right now. Plus I have been experiencing unpleasant, and unexpected, side effects from the cruise that made it impossible to sit at my computer, let alone try to string sentences together!
Ugh! … moving on!
How was your week last week? I feel like I haven’t talked to you in ages! One week off-the-grid was all it took! LOL!
It was a bit weird to totally unplug. Good! But weird.
In case you are new here, my family and I were on a Disney cruise last week, to Alaska, courtesy of Grandma and Grandpa who were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The kids had a ball! Me? Um … that is a complicated answer!
I love all things Disney, really I do. What I do not love are cruises.
Yep, I’m in the minority in our family, but that’s the God’s Honest Truth! Continue reading »
As any stay at home parent can attest, summer holidays are really a survival game. Can you survive two months of constantly being surrounded by your kids, their friends, their mess, and their demands, without becoming a raging alcoholic?
I am here to say, so far so good!
There have been some tense moments, I’ll not lie. For instance, dropping the hot queso dip all over myself and the floor at Taco del Mar. Fun times! Or, even better, closing the dressing room door on my youngest daughter’s fingers! Yep. That felt good!
You know what made it even better?
They both happened on the SAME BLOODY DAY! Yep. Good times!
But I .. we .. made it through. And not even a drop of wine touched these lips! Swear to God!
Okay, that may have been because my insides have been acting up so much lately that I’m actively avoiding anything that could remotely set me off! But hey, a win is a win is a win. Right?
Yes, you read that right. This IS Words on Wednesday, but for the next nine weeks or so I am going to be bringing you into my world of summer with kids! In a moment of what may turn out to be complete insanity, I decided to run my own summer camp for my girls in an attempt to teach them a few life skills sadly lacking in today’s society. Crazy right?
What kinds of life skills?
Glad you asked! Here’s my break down.
Week One – Travel
Week Two – Traveling etiquette and money matters
Week Three – Cleaning & Organizing
Week Four – Cooking
Week Five – Sewing
Week Six – Self Independence
Week Seven – Laundry
Week Eight – More Needlework (the girls are away at their grandparents this week but I am hoping to enlist Grandma to help teach them knitting and crocheting)
My children have approximately two hours left of school! Two hours people!! They are going in today for the Grade 7 Commencement (and to have the obligatory year end photo with the teacher taken – scrapbooking op anyone?) and then they are off for two whole months!
Wow! Where did that ten months go?
I can’t wait for summer holidays to begin.
I’m sure I’ll be shaking my head and wishing them back to school in a few short weeks, but right now I am looking forward to not having to make lunches, not having to remember to pick them up at 3:00 (1:30 on Wednesdays), and most of all, not having to figure out who is going where with whom to which activity!
Can I get an AMEN to long lazy summer days filled with watermelon, sprinklers, and dirty feet?
But knowing this jubilation will eventually be replaced with “seriously, just go outside and play already!” I needed to come up with a plan. And I think I have one.