Friday, February 03, 2006

On being a mom

Of course I love being a mother, but there are times that I could gladly wring my childrens necks. Most esspecially my three year old, he tries his hardest to drive me insane. What bothers me the most is keeping him safe. How do you do that with someone who has no concept of fear? He will continue to do something dangerous even though he got hurt doing it the first time. Kenz is constantly covered in bruises and scabs because he's jumping off the furniture or running into the door. He just doesn't slow down. It wears me out.

Journey is a good baby, nurses well, sleeps well, eats anything you put in front of him. I am lucky in that department. Now if I could just get him to stop sticking everything in his mouth.

Homeschooling is going okay. Sas is not the best student. She is so smart and I thought that her natural curiosity would be more of a drive. She'd be happy just drawing all the time. Math is her hardest subject, we are constantly fighting to get a single page done.

Oh the joys of motherhood.


Earthchild618 said...

I am with her on the math thing. How I ever made it in the medical/science field with my math skills is beyond me.

Adi V. said...

Try giving her something more immediate than the standard book problems. Like figuring out the time till the next oil change based on average distance driven each day or what kind of gas mileage you guys are getting. See if she would draw up a one week budget for transport expenses such as gas, oil and other under-the-hood fluids, parking, that sort of thing.