I love this time of the year. I love the cooler temperatures. This time of the year is so busy getting back into the routine with school and extra curricular activities. The fair is coming soon and fall festivals will be here before we know it. I love the colors and scents this time of the year.
We started co-op last week with the homeschool association. I was worried the kids would not enjoy it. So far, it is the highlight of our week! I was nervous this morning because Michael was nervous last week and scared he wouldn't like it. He told me this morning that he felt much better than last week before going, so that was confirmation for me that we were doing the right thing by going. Annalee is thriving there. She loves all of her teachers and helpers. She's making a couple of new friends, also. I hope Michael makes a few friends this year. Bella is a constant source of enjoyment in the nursery. She has not been around many babies, other than Chloe, so it's fun to see her interacting with them. She was a bully the first week! She did much better today! She's not very fond of seeing me holding other babies, though! I am so thankful a couple of the moms in the group talked me into giving co-op a try! I needed the interaction with other adults. I was starting to feel like a loner without any adult interaction(other than what I was getting from Ernie and on Sundays at church). I did not feel like me at all anymore and it was making me quite grumpy. Now I have three whole hours to sit on the floor and play with babies and talk to other ladies that are like me! There are days that I feel so different from other moms because I do stay home and I love having my kids at home with me. I love teaching them. I love learning with them! I love seeing the wonder in their eyes as they learn new things. I love to hear I love English! lol I love to hear Wow, that was easy, especially when it's in Math and Math has not been the easiest subject to conquer. It is so great to be around other moms that experience the same things with their kids every day. Getting involved in co-op was a God thing, not a me thing. I came up with all kinds of excuses, but God knew it was for the best.