So, do you want to know how our first week of homeschooling went?
I mean, besides the fact that we decided to rip out part of the bathroom the night before the first day...
And besides the fact that the youngest of the potty-trained children continually had to be re-trained to use a different toilet than she was used to...
And that she had more accidents than a new puppy... And than one of them happened while she was on the top bunk... And it dripped rained down on her baby brother's head...
And besides the fact that at one point I was yelling out information about the prime meridian, because the big kids could not hear me over their berserk teething toddler brother...
Besides all that, it was totally one of the greatest weeks ever in my life.
Because things happened like this.
That's our model of the earth, drawn on a mandarin orange.
Which of course inspired a round of "He's Got the Whole World In His Mouth."
Of course, Essie had to make her own little "Erf". (Earth)
And that kind of thing kept happening all week. The little ones saw the big ones having fun learning, and they couldn't help but join in.
Here they are reading a fun Dr Seuss book about maps.
Making a make of our street with rubber stamps.
And driving cars on our map of the neighborhood.
On Friday, after Emma and Ethan took their spelling tests, Esther insisted that she take one too.
And even though I could barely lift my head off the pillow on Saturday morning, just from sheer exhaustion. I cannot wait to do it all again this week.