Thursday, 23 February 2012

A perfect Orange day...:)

I was (ashamingly) surprised how much one can teach a child through the actual daily life. After several years of trying to homeschool, I keep on preaching that homeschooling is not a way of education, it is a way of life. But unfortunately I rarely apply that in my daily life. Anyway, today we decided it will be a perfect Orange day. :) As we cooked recipes of orange cake, orangina and orange marmelade, Assoumi learned more math than he could have sitting at the desk with the math textbooks in front of him and me loosing my patience at every single error. He learned searching in the index by pages, reading the words (so English), explaining the fractions....and memorized the recipes lol! it was easy and fun! We gathered the oranges from the garden, thus physical education along with fun was just a logical time-spending. From youtube we downloaded a russian song on oranges and memorized it...:)

the only thing that is bothering me now is that we should have written some book on oranges, but as my inside (mean) voice is nagging on me, trying to make me feel guilty, I remind myself of what I think must be my goal in life "Do only those things that come to you naturally! "

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Getting sick....

With being sick there is always pre-sick and post-sick periods. Before getting sick you feel apathetic, can't say what is wrong with you, try to fight the feeling with coffee, coffee and more can't do anything right, feel sleepy and tired all the time. Then "BOOOM" you get sick you lie there in your bed, with fever, stomachache, nausea....nagging kids, more crying more nagging....poor husband who seems to have 100 hands performing 100 tasks at once. You look at the weather outside, so warm and sunny after gloomy chain of chilly rainy days and curse your luck..:/ Super crowded room and piles of unfinished chore add to your misery and you finally decide that all your life is meaningless; you are terrible mother, terrible wife, terrible housekeeper and terrible teacher.
So, sitting here in bed, drinking warm Anees, nursing my baby and hoping to recover this afternoon, I dread the post-sick period that is coming. :/ I try to look at it from a different perspective. I gained some new insights, got some rest and mmmmm lost some weight lol! :) anyhow, things happen and that is life. Will try to eat properly and recover as soon as I can..:)