Monday, August 26, 2013

On a Personal Note....

Over the past few weeks I have been re-energized to get our lessons back in the flow. Next Tuesday we start back with Latin, Read Alouds and Chess. The kids have done math every weekday for the last couple of weeks. I figure it was time for me to wrap up our life lessons learnt over the Summer with a short post.

Michelle and Ken wrapped up their Ballet lessons last week. Michelle will be continuing ballet classes in September. Oh how she loves this class! New words in French are spoken daily.

                                                                       

Ken is more into sewing and figured out she rather me use the money on more fabric. Since she is now taking lessons from an instructor she has flourished and knows exactly what her project will be for the day, week, month, year, you name it.

                                                                               

Over the weekend DJ made a decision to not play football anymore. Mostly because it was taking too much time away. Practice was everyday from 6-8pm. He learned a great deal, but most importantly he learned that football is not where he wants to spend his time on, at least not right now.

                                                                                
                                                                             
He rather be close to the animals.

I learned that I needed to have more patience than I did before. It is HARD waiting on people to visit the Studio, especially when they might not know this place exist. I have wanted to throw in the towel many of days! And then out of blue someone walks in with words of encouragement. I have to pray every night! Did I mention I miss being home? I also missed being in this space. I missed reading your blogs. Please tell me how has everything been for you? Have you learned anything new about Life this Summer? 

5 comments:

  1. Oh, I love seeing your kids out of their own free will narrow their choices and focus on what they really love! My son gave up 4 years of Judo this year to be a part of the school orchestra. It is so important to let them try things, but have the freedom to let go if they find something else more important.

    On another note, I learned this summer how important transitions are for children, mainly because I did a horrible job of it after we came back from the States the night before school started. We are recovering, but that's one reason I have not been blogging regularly lately.: )

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  2. Good for your son for taking the time to explore other options, something many adults still are unable to do. We tend stay in our comfort zones for too long, and miss out on opportunities.

    Transitions has been a familiar word for us here too. I am glad to hear that you all are recovering! And I can't wait to read your postings on what has been grabbing your attention.

    Thank you for taking the time to share, I always wanted this blog to be about community not just what we have been up to lately.

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  3. So glad to hear a bit about the personal side of your family adventures :) I'm always interested in the school stuff, too, but this is always extra special. Please don't stop blogging, because I need to call on you as a parenting coach when my children get a bit older. I am always in awe of the way you manage to respect and support your children while also honoring their autonomy and not taking their decisions personally. They are so fortunate to have you as their mom!

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  4. Awwww! Thank you! When I visit your blog I get so many gentle reminders of how I need to savor the moment, Eliot and Annabelle are being so blessed with such a wonderful childhood, and I wish a lot of times that I could go back in time and sneak in all the good soulful stuff you do with your family.

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