October 13, 2015

Open House at Keaton's School!

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  • I guess it is truly fall-when I woke up this morning it was still really dark outside and then tonight it was chilly, chilly and to top it all off, I even have apple cider in the fridge.
  • Keaton was ready to go to school this morning but no one else was.  We had our breakfast and then started to work-I thought things were going to go really, really well...but I was wrong, wrong!
  • Reagan was almost as distracted as the boys were today.  I had never seen anything like it.  I would tell them to do their work and then 2 minutes later, they would be wrestling, playing with Whitman or doing anything that didn't have to do with math or writing.  
  • It was just plain ridiculous but I stayed calm and just made it clear that no one would watch tv or pick up their kindles until all school work was finished.  I thought this might help the kids help each other out by being quiet-probably didn't work.  
  • At 11:30, I told the boys to gather what school work they had left and to take it to Robby's office because he was coming home and they could finish their work with him.  Robby was picking up Keaton from school today and I thought that he was staying here for the rest of the afternoon (I was wrong and he was actually headed back to work).  The boys went nuts-they gathered their school work, they started picking up and then they set in and flew through that work.
  • When Keaton did arrive home, we ate and then worked on our chores and gathered clothes for tomorrow.  Then afterwards, we all did our together work along with science and history.  
  • I told the kids that I was going to walk on the treadmill and they would have to finish their work.  The boys ended upstairs with me since they had yet to start when I went upstairs and this helped them some but goodness, gracious.  I do believe that I am going to have to buy shock collars for them to wear during school-just give them a buzz when they stop working.
  • Around 5, I started looking for supper when Robby text and asked about going out to eat for supper.  I certainly took him up on that since I didn't think that I had any food other than a sandwich to eat!  We ended up at David's Burgers and after a bit Nonna and Pops showed up and then Keaton's friend Evelyn arrived.  
  • Then it was on to church for Keaton's preschool open house.  She was so proud of her room and her notebook of papers.  Since this was the preschool's 45th birthday, they had a party with cupcakes and games.  The kids were able to play some of the games before we left to head to the Wilsons
  • We tried to talk the Wilsons out of walking but still ended up walking 3 miles tonight.  The kids didn't even bat an eye when we walked out the door and Whitman was still in pretty much the same spot that we left him when we returned-though he didn't have on a diaper!  
  • Once at home, it was shower time and then bedtime for the crew.  Tomorrow is a busy day around-back to Bible study.

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