This week my husband returned to work after surgery, and the kids and I really got into our summer groove. I forgot how much work (and play!) I can do when I’m not teaching all day.
That’s a reassuring realization. It helps me to know that I am, indeed, putting some good effort into our homeschool days!
Doesn’t boy#5 look pretty in pink?? He just turned 3 months and is starting to break out of his swaddle regularly. I remembered that we had this pink woombie with the baby girl clothes in our crawlspace and pulled it out. This thing is great for helping babies transition from being swaddled to un-swaddled. You just unsnap one arm at a time, and… voila! Plus, I love how it lets him have his arms over his chest instead of stuck at his sides.
The only problem? I keep calling him “sweet girl” and “baby girl”. Flashbacks, people. I’m sure there won’t be any lasting damage 😉
Goal for the summer: teach this 1 year old girl to swim. So far? Mixed success. Our first day at the lake she hopped like a frog to avoid swimming anytime the water got too deep.
You’re tired of hearing about my dog, right? I had no idea there were so many decisions to make about dog ownership. For example, how to get the best possible dog food that offers great nutrition (no fillers!!) at the best price.
So far I’ve been alternating her between Orijen from my local pet store (costs an arm and a leg!), Instinct Original via Amazon Subscribe and Save (so convenient to literally have my dog food dropped at the doorstep), and now Crave Grain Free with Salmon from my local Target.
Although, hey, I just realized that Crave is available to my doorstep at 5% off through the Target subscription program. Plus another 5% off with my Target card. Sweeet!!!
My second oldest got his first barber cut this week. Thanks to Groupon and an e-coupon, I got a screaming deal (only $15 after a $5 tip). I’ve been trying to do the trendy “short on sides, long on top” haircut on this dude for a couple of months now, to no avail. His super straight, thick hair is really unforgiving. When I spoke with the barber on the phone he immediately said, “oh, the modern man cut. We can do that.” Yup, perfect.
And that, folks, is why I will still dole out plenty of haircuts, but shell out money for a professional when needed. Funny how being free from debt makes even something as simple as giving a kid a special haircut feel AMAZING.
What’s new with you this week?