Sorry for the choppiness of my last post. DS(14) Young Edison does have a lot to share, but it is so hard to post some days . He is very excited about his work and what he has done in the past and what he wants to demonstrate to the younger ones now. He is becoming a great teacher. He works slowly with them and lets them wonder about what they are doing and come up with their own solutions to scientific problems..etc. It is so nice to watch. Can you see me beaming? A lot of work has gone into this young man. I am astonished to see what and who he is becoming.
I am nearing the end of my first trimester…yippee! I have been feeling so GREEN but not getting sick. Which means I have been putting on weight…ick. I know that will work itself out once the GREEN period passes and I can be more active again. I plan on stepping up my walks to 2X a day. Preparing for Labor and Delivery after all of these pregnancies/ is akin to training for a marathon. I plan on doing as well as I can with a minimum of interventions!
Slowing down lately has given me plenty of time to think about what school looks like to us. I have become much more comfortable running my 10 ring circus, highschool is looking so much less intimidating and my 14yo ds is doing more chores with noooo complaining….woo-hoo! We made a deal…he works on something resembling laundry and the dishes and I will bug him less and give him quality time with dh and the twins(16) after the younger kiddoes are in bed…whether that be playing a game, or watching old movies or just talking…it is so nice having a male older child. Did I tell you that I am proud of this young man?
Because Young Edison is helping me out more, I gotta tell ya…what a load of stress off of me. The twins run circles around me and with him pitching in….sweeeet is a good word. Things are still hard but much,much more tolerable.
Well, I am off to shear another son. Young Edison has a head of brown wavy hair that any woman would kill for….and it takes quite a lot out of the life of the clippers…LOL Before I took the barbering home, the barber told me that it was like 3 boys worth of hair on the floor, and I can believe it. Clipping his hair is a wonderful way to spend one-on-one quality time with any of the children. I really look forward to our special times together. Someday I have to get a picture with me doing it. I know it will be one of the things that the children remember most about childhood….time spent with mom while she made them more handsome in the bathroom…sigh…TIME…goes waay fast. It is worth all the aggravation. …remind me this next week, will ya??