There are some things going on here, swirling around our little family, and while I'd like to share it (some of it anyway), I am not at liberty to do so right now. I think I will be in the future, but for now I have to neatly side-step it.
In a similar vein, I could use a few prayers if you have any to throw my way. I found out that Fiver will not end up having the teacher that we had been expecting. It is unfortunate, since she had a background in special education and she was already familiar with Fiver's situation.
While I understand the reasons why she won't be teaching him, I am still nervous for him. I guess I was resting on my laurels a bit this summer, knowing that his teacher already knew what to expect from him.
Rob and I have decided to take school one day at a time this year, and when what we are doing is no longer working for Fiver, then we will move on to what does work for him. I can't spend the next two weeks sweating over things that I cannot change.
I also have the feeling that God just might be trying to prepare us for some even bigger changes on this front. Again, I don't feel like I can articulate everything right now, but I am just praying to be able to discern the path that God has set for us.
(As a related aside: do any of you homeschoolers have a combination of children in homeschool/"regular" school? Do the kids taught at home wonder why they are home, while their siblings are in school? Or do you let the kids choose which method they most prefer? I hope this doesn't seem nosy -- I think it's all part of my discernment process.)
Meanwhile, I have been trying to put all of this on the back burner so that we can squeeze in these last few days of summers. We are at two weeks and counting, which is not much time at all.
We spent some great time at our favorite amusement park this weekend; the summer just isn't complete without a trip to Knoebel's.
Our plan was to run the kids into the ground, feed them ice cream, and put them in the car to fall asleep on the way home. Everything went off without a hitch, although I think I was the first one to fall asleep on the way home. Good thing I wasn't driving!
What ONE THING must your summer have before you feel like it is complete? What is your quintessential "summer thing", my friends?
This is what my baby looks like when he is more than an hour past his bedtime. He was too tired to even crack a smile.
A girl and her Pop (Francie and my dad).