This little guy is talking up a storm these days ~ very expressive in what he is feeling. If something is yummy, funny, or he's hungry, or recently the washing machine was being loud, he said "scary". Lately he's also expressed how dark night is and that he doesn't like that. I'm thankful that he can express by words his emotions, as it has kept much frustration away. Being able to understand and help him has been huge, something I think most of my late talkers struggled with, which ended up in lots of screaming.
We have been back to lessons for a while now, though taking quite a bit of time beforehand to evaluate each child, seeing where they are ~ moving some up to higher levels in certain subjects, skipping some levels, while other levels remained going in order. We use Christian Light Education for all subjects now, making things quite orderly and mindless(mostly) for me. They come in Light Units, so that we don't have to have extra pads of paper, they can just write in the workbooks. That's nice to not have to keep up with lots of extras! I've been trying to check their work at least a couple times a week, but really this is something that needs to be done daily...a challenge for me, I must admit!
Recently the reality of being a mama of a collage age child is taking me aback. Can this really be happening, and I'm truly not ready to be that mama. Confession ~ I feel mostly like a child raising children, ya know? How can I possible be old enough to have an eighteen year old. How can I possible have a child thinking about going to collage. Really I'm afraid that it's just going to keep happening, it is you know, once stair step children start growing up, they all start growing up. I'm just not ready for this faze of life.... I'm just not ready to be that mama!!!!!