My 3 boys and I

June 9, 2008

Week in Review

Filed under: week in review — by my3boysandi @ 6:26 am


Meaning today is a holiday

I took some photos today and look who else did too


play group my homeschooler wants to take part more in this. He co-lead the singing with me today.

not much happened today just home schooling

We didnt start home schooling till 10 am (we did work till 3.30 this afternoon). First thing this morning My Home schooler took his bike into the bike shop for them to check it over. I remember when I was young and had a paper run we never had to get our bikes what amounts to a warrant. Its going to cost just over $100 to fix his bike up and get it a carrier but it will be worth it I think.

After schooling today some friends came over for a while. The kids all had a lot of fun playing together.

This afternoon we went swimming at the local pools (we do this every Friday afternoon). What really touched me this afternoon was the way all the home school kids care about each other. One of the girls (a bit younger than my home schooler) offered to look after Our Little Man. I was there of course but not in the water. She was so good with him. She has several brothers and sisters and a relatively new born brother. She must be a good big sister. She seems to love little ones so much. Some of the other kids also played with Our Little Man too. One of the mums was concerned about Our Little Man was trying to climb into the bigger kids pool. She wondered whether this was ok. I walked over and reassured her. Our Little Mans friend was there and prepared to take him again. I said to the mum that it was neat how all the kids cared and looked after each other.

Home Schooling Kids Care 🙂

Youth group was good I stayed My home schooler wanted me too. The kids played with an IToy. Id never seen one before. I was quite amazed with it. As I told my home schooler on the way home the only other time Id seen anything like this was in a movie threater foyer about 15 years ago when I saw a man playing a virtual game. He had a helmet on and I seem to remember he became involved in the game physically by witnessing pictures on the visor of the helmet.


this morning cleaned the house and finally it got inspected. This afternoon took the boys to the library and a play at the park.

Weve decided Saturday nights are going to family night. We watched Tron which I think would have been better had I been a bit more computer literate but it was ok.



This afternoon a dear friend came over he fixed some stuff around the house for us. Bless him.

Our Little Man almost fell asleep at the dinner table.  Then at 730pm he turned into one cranky 2 year old!!!

Mr Wonderful and I got him ready for bed amidst his wild protests.  With strict instructions from me our Home Schooler stayed in the lounge while Mr Wonderful and I turned the lights out in the house, changed into our night wear and hoped into our beds we pretended we were all going to bed we got our irritable 2 year old to sleep.  This is very early for him.

Then we sent our Home schooler to bed at the usual time of 8.30.  Mr Wonderful then had a nice time together watching The Sarah Connor Chronicles on TV.  Mr Wonderful had recorded the last 2 nights worth.

It was a nice unexpected time for us and we agreed that things have been much better for us and behaviorally for our Home Schooler.  Dont get me wrong hes still trying to push the limits but Mr Wonderful are backing each other up more and as Mr Wonderful said hes not back chatting as much.



  1. I agree with you. The homeschooled kids are great about taking care of the littler ones. I have seen it time and time again.

    Comment by Melissa Markham — June 9, 2008 @ 9:23 am |Reply

  2. I always enjoy reading about your week Jen, you are so busy! Glad things are better at home:) Rachaelxo

    Comment by Rachael — June 9, 2008 @ 10:26 am |Reply

  3. Thats so nice that there are other homeschoolers to socialise with and that they are so thoughtful

    Comment by lovestitches — June 9, 2008 @ 1:02 pm |Reply

  4. Mr Wonderful sounds….well wonderful! It certainly helps having someone else there to back you up, makes alot of difference.

    Comment by Amy — June 9, 2008 @ 1:50 pm |Reply

  5. Hi, Jen. We don’t have to have warrants (licenses here) for our bicycles, but we do for motorcycles (motorbikes there, I believe). I hope your boy does well with his paper run. It should be good for him to learn some responsibility and make some pocket money.

    I’m glad you’re all getting along better. If you and Mr. W stick together and present a united front your boy will soon settle down even more, I think.

    Hope you have a blessed new week! 🙂

    Love and hugs,


    Comment by Diane J. — June 9, 2008 @ 4:46 pm |Reply

  6. EyeToy is so fun Jen. My girls love it, I do too 🙂

    Comment by Hay — June 9, 2008 @ 9:41 pm |Reply

  7. I cannot believe how busy you stay, where oh where do you get the energy?

    And I am anxiously awaiting Season II of The Sarah Conner Chronicles, I loved the show!

    Comment by Leticia — June 10, 2008 @ 6:25 am |Reply

  8. Hi Jen,

    It sounds like your home schooling experience has been wonderful for the entire family–not just your older boy. I love your weeks in review. It feels like we’re at a cafe just catching up. Your meme (previous post) helped me with a picture of a night at your house. I’ll be there at 6! 😉 It sounds loving and comfortable with good food and good conversation.


    Comment by Gretchen Hanna — June 11, 2008 @ 3:54 am |Reply

  9. Hi Jen…my kitty just walked up that morning and had that pellet in his back. I have no clue who shot him or how, but if I did their butt would be sore!!! lol. I love hearing about your busy weeks. And you know I don’t really know anything about homeschooling. I was in a public school my whole life and so was the rest of my family.

    Comment by Jessica — June 11, 2008 @ 4:40 am |Reply

  10. Its cool isnt it Melissa

    thanks Rachael, Diane, Gretchen

    It is lovestitches and Amy 🙂

    Id never seen it before Hay but it was a very fun evening

    I liked Sarah Conner in the original movie such a gusty lady and so was excited when I saw it was on TV Leticia

    Jessica my sister and I went to a public school too. My sister got involved before I did and it works well for us and our families. You are very welcome to read my home schooling blog
    This will give you a feeling for what we do
    Hope your kitty is ok real soon

    Comment by my3boysandi — June 11, 2008 @ 7:24 am |Reply

  11. jen, i love our friday family nights.
    we used to get really creative with ideas but these days it usually means a big snuggle up in the lounge with a movie.
    it’s a great way to chill X

    Comment by katie — June 11, 2008 @ 5:47 pm |Reply

  12. it is 🙂
    good for the family

    Comment by my3boysandi — June 11, 2008 @ 7:42 pm |Reply

  13. Imposing the sleep-early policy is good Jen. I need to do that for myself too. Right now, I promise myself to go to bed by 11 PM every weekday night.

    Comment by Alice Teh — June 14, 2008 @ 4:57 pm |Reply

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