This day started out just like most of the days before. I got up to pack sweet man's lunch, then sit in my chair with my coffee, and my dog for quiet time with the Lord. (I think I might be slowly converting my dog to Christianity)
We started school bright and early, at Noon, with Sadie pretending to be a robot. She would only answers questions in the most correct robot voice that she could muster up. She recited her math facts by hanging upside down in her school chair. When asked what she was doing she said "doing my math facts"...like isn't it obvious?? Hey, whatever works I guess......
Grace recited her poem "The Robin" by Celia Thaxter, to the baby chicks of course. She thinks they really enjoyed learning about another feathered friend, and they did seem to actually be listening. They were probably just trying to figure out if they were going to be picked up and carried around the house in a plastic pumpkin again. (Which they do not enjoy!)
While Hope was supposed to be writing her alphabet, I look over to see her playing with crayons. She said they were birds migrating south for winter and would probably be back in the spring....hmmm, and I thought that child never listened to me. We finished school early to do a little (real) bird watching at our feeders. When I say "we", I mean mostly them. I was reading a magazine...but I was beside them, that should count for something right? After that I guess the younger two were taking the "No child/toy left behind" very seriously, for they proceeded to line up their toys and teach them school.
After much play, it was then time to cook dinner. We decided to make pepperoni lasagna.
As Grace put it, "everything tastes better, when we make it together"...
and that was definitely the case with this dish!
Just so you don't think that she hasn't changed her shirt in days,
I thought I would let you know that we have four of them ;-)
I'm going to need a bigger kitchen......
1 large container of cottage cheese
8oz mozzarella cheese
salt and pepper to taste
3 green onions (chopped)
Mix all the top ingredients together
In another bowl combine
1 jar of Italian sausage and peppers marinara sauce
1/2 stick pepperoni chopped
alternate in between uncooked noodles
add 1/2 cup water, cover with foil and bake at 350°
until the noodles are tender. (about an hour)
While this dish was baking away in the oven, we were left with free time.
What do four ladies do with free time??? Manicures of course!!!
The girls kept commenting on how good I was at giving manicures.
Guess beauty school is finally paying off! They even did my nails too!
Just when I finish cleaning up from the other "activities"
I see the girls are expressing their interest in science.
I force a smile, thinking how great it is to have kids that enjoy learning...
but MAN, I just cleaned that kitchen!!!
I think I need to sit down for a bit....HEY.., that's supposed to be MY chair!
As I look back on the events of the day, I realize this was no ordinary day at all,
but then again I am not trying to raise ordinary girls.