Sickness hit our house again, as Silje and David were up sick early, early Sunday morning. It continued into the late morning. So once again, I stayed home from church.
Normally I feel trapped when I miss my time there, but the last few weeks I have been running everywhere with the kids. A day at home with just the 2 oldest kids was…
It was delightfully quiet. I actually sat and folded laundry, (and I rarely do chores on Sunday) just because I was so delighted to do it. It was just fun to sit and put a big pile of chaos into order.
I went for a walk. The silence of the house made the noise of the outdoors stand out. The songbirds have returned from winter, and there were birds on the still-bare branches everywhere.
So while I don’t like it when anyone in my house is sick, and I don’t like missing the fellowship and worship of Sunday services, there was a silver lining to yesterday.
Everyone felt great yesterday, and we are actually having our best week of school in months. I’ve been busy taking in lots of new curriculum for next year, and subsequently have about 3 different posts on homeschooling lined up. I think the fresh books gave us all some fresh wind, even though we aren’t using them yet. It was just a reboot to remembering what we are doing and why we are doing it. I’ll try to spread them out a bit so those who have no interest in homeschooling don’t get overly bored. I get pretty excited about it, though. I can get pretty nerdy like that.
Along those lines, I’m starting to wonder if Elias will have some reading issues like David. He’s still too young to be evaluated. He’s over 6, but you have to be 7 before you are diagnosed with anything. I’m not certain, but I’m keeping my eyes open. While David had attention and visual issues, I’m wondering if Elias has visual and auditory issues. He’s struggling but in a very unique way to how David did. Reading up on it, I found out that if one child is diagnosed with a learning issue under the umbrella term of “dyslexia” which covers a wide range of learning issues, siblings have a 40% chance of being diagnosed as well.
I must say, the idea of addressing this makes me feel very tired. Like I said, I’m not sure, I just have suspicions. He still has time to develop a bit more. I’m spending a lot of extra school time with him lately just to watch him a little more intentionally while he’s trying to learn.
Also, I should remind you that the giveaway for the free e-book on teaching from rest is done tonight at midnight, and I’ll announce the winner tomorrow. Don’t miss out!