Wednesday, October 07, 2009
I've been a bit preoccupied this week.
First, The Boy has been sick since Sunday. I thought it was just a head cold because it started with just a mild sore throat, but no fever. Then yesterday he woke up with a cough and lots of congestion. Still, no fever.
Today, the fever has come.
I'm praying no body else catches our bug.
Second, my embroidery machine arrived on Monday! Which is why it has been quiet here for the last 48 hours. I have been taking my free moments throughout the day to learn this new machine.
Oh! He's magnificent. He's a Brother and I am just loving all the things he can do.
I'm also thinking about a name for him...because I'm weird like that. I'm leaning toward Gretchen's suggestion of Clinton, after Clinton Kelly of What Not To Wear fame. I loved this idea because I think Clinton is a cutie. He helps people with a bland sense of fashion to see their full potential. I think that's exactly what my Brother is going to do...only with fabric.
Here are few little "practice" things I have done:
Third, a conversation with The Boy:
Boy: Mom, how come I have to do school if I'm sick?
LVCG: Because that's the beauty of homeschool. You don't have to get behind when you're sick. You can still read all that stuff in the comfort of your bed.
Boy: Ya, but I was thinking it would make me feel better if I didn't have to do school.
LVCG: Nope, you don't get to skip school. You can rest just as easily while reading your history as you can watching TV.
Boy: Mom, are you saying you never played hooker in school?
He meant hooky.
Um, no, I never played hooky in school.