Week 3 of school is almost over. So far, so good! Our books are great, our lists seem to work well, Morning Time is going well. We’ve had a summer cold take a couple of us out for a day here and there. So our five-day-a-week plan has been executed as a four-day-a-week plan last week (nothing happened Friday) and this week (very little happened Wednesday). But I’m still happy with how our flow has gone so far and that my almost-12-year-old is handling a weekly checklist very well.
So, this is crazy, but I started folding my clothes the “KonMari” way. I have resisted folding clothes at all for years and years, so why not start by doing it in an OCD way, right?
Friday when school flopped, I wanted to put order in some small corner somewhere, so I chose my sweaters. I had two drawers of cardigans, and I’d been wondering if this “magical” way of folding would be a better way to take care of my poor heaped up sweaters. So, I was only going to fold those. I did, and my two drawers of sweaters (seen above) took up less that one drawer.
So then I did all my shirts, which had been hung up. Now they’re all in one drawer and I can see them all at once!
The insanity spread and I even did the girls’ drawers, which were in serious need of emptying and organizing. It’s been a week and they’re still neat and tidy, which is more than I was expecting!
14 white roses from my husband for our 14 years together. <3
And, speaking of weddings, my brother was married on the 11th and I had some pretty cute flower girls and a smug ring bearer.
It was a lovely wedding!
My dinner helpers! Not only do I have willing helpers to stir and dump when I’m making dinner, but my older two now alternate once a week making dinner all on their own! Those dinner-helper years are paying off!
They choose what they want to make from Simplified Dinners for New Cooks and I sit nearby and write or plan while they take care of dinner that day! It’s great!
Halfway through our first school term and I think our plan is doable, though my own preparedness certainly does make a difference in the day-to-day! I am going to need to be more consistent with an evening “pull things together” time, I think, to help the morning flurry.[alpine-phototile-for-instagram id=761 user=”mystiewinckler” src=”user_recent” imgl=”instagram” dl=”1″ dltext=”Follow our homeschool days on Instagram!” style=”cascade” col=”3″ size=”M” num=”6″ shadow=”1″ border=”1″ curve=”1″ align=”center” max=”100″]