Monk: From video game addict to novice computer programmer.
I bought Monk a couple of programming books last week and told him I was going to be more strict about sticking to his 1 hr video game time limit on weekdays and 2 hrs on the weekend. (I had gotten WAY too slack.) He moped around for a few hours Saturday then cracked open his book on Python and 6 hours later I had to drag him off the computer. I commented that I knew programming wasn't as fun as video games, but at least it was still fun. "Oh, it's just as fun," was his reply. I love it! He's been making some progress with Blender, as well. It will be really exciting to see what he can creat once he masters the Python language. Big D and I want to equip our children, especially our sons, with marketable skills as part of their education. Given Monk's interests, this seems like a natural direction in which to move.
Twinkle Toes: From sharing a room with Measle to independence. (She's doing the happy dance, even though we have a LOT of work to do in her room.)
Measle: From little sister (rooming with Twinkle Toes) to big sister (rooming with Queen). As I was tucking her in the other night, Measle said, "Since I'm basically Queen's mom now, can I get her dressed in the morning?" I told her that I'd love for her to dress her sister, but that I was still the mom (unless she's willing to take over laundry and meals- for that I'll relinquish my title : ).
What a great closet! Measle had her things spread out in a closet and two dressers of her own before.
Now all her things fit into this closet she shares with Queen and one dresser they share.
The girls and I gave 11 bags worth of clothes and threw away 4 bags of trash. Now we have two
empty dressers! I'd say we simplified, but as you can see they still have LOTS of clothes!
Prince: With his 5th birthday looming right around the corner, Prince has started swim lessons. He's proud and scared at the same time. Mostly scared before and during the lesson and proud afterwards : ).
Me: I finished the 90 day Bible challenge the end of March and have filled up my extra free time with Spring Cleaning. I finished the 40 bag challenge last Saturday. I worked until 12:30 in the morning Friday on the girls' rooms and until almost that late Saturday night. I'm also reading Why 27? and doubling my efforts in memorizing Colossians. I'll start another 90 day challenge May 1 or therebouts.
Calvin: My husband has continued to threaten giving Calvin a buzz, so I took him to have his hair cut Friday. I almost cried when I saw his long wavey locks fall to the floor. I think he's looking less like a baby now and more like a little boy.
Before his haircut, Monk said Calvin looked like one of the Beatles. That was the final straw.
I can't have my son looking like one of the Beatles.
|Oh- too short!|
|Calvin took it all in stride.|
|Does this look like a 5 month old baby? I think he looks more like a little boy.|