Homeschooling:
"You're BRAVER than you believe,
STRONGER than you seem,
and SMARTER than you think."
-A.A Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Break in posting

I didn't post any new activities for a while. The reason was that both boys went through different phases of development and it was really challenging for me to do everything the way I previously did.


When Eaton was about 3years and 3 months old he went into a PLAY phase ONLY!!! Could you play with me mommy?! Could you play with me mommy?! All day long he was repeating that question. Even though I was next to him but I  stopped for few seconds he asked me that question immediately. He wanted to play with cars most of the time  and have conversation with him pretending to be a Lightning Mcquinn and Francesco. When I stopped to feed the baby, the stream of questions came again and again and again and again!!!!!!!!!!! OOOOO that was too much.  But that's not the end of the story. 
At the same time Nathaniel went into the phase of separation anxiety. Meaning he wanted to be around me all the time in my hands. All together that was an exploding mixture. Once I had Nathaniel in my hands Eaton couldn't stop asking about playing with him. Once I started to play, Nathaniel gave me a tantrum. Ooo boy! He can scream and cry very loud!!


So.. I don't want to complaint. I just want to give you a reason for me being inactive those days.  I couldn't do too much as far as teaching Eaton. They both couldn't cooperate together for about 3 months. It was hard, exhausting time for me. I just gave them everything I could and I waited for that time to pass. Now, it seems that it's over and Eaton responds to teaching/playing again and Nathaniel smiles more often instead of crying. 


Thank you for understanding. I know some of you are waiting for updates about certain topics and I will do it in near future.


Aloha!

8 comments:

Galit said...

Hi Martha,
I have been going through your blog for the past few weeks enjoying every word I am reading! You are doing such a great job with both of your boys. I thank you for your generosity of sharing your knowledge and putting the effort of updating. Your work is admirable! I am sure that all of your readers, as I am, are willing to wait as long as you need just to see a new update.
Galit

Marta said...

Galit,
Thank you so much for your kind words. They are a bless for a blogger like me and want me to write more. Thank you again.
Marta

Olives and Pickles said...

I understand how you feel..sometimes we feel like we are doing something wrong because we lost the routine somehow.Since I am 8 months pregnant my patience and my energy have a limit..C wants my attention 100% of the time and gets to a point that I need a nap or just to lay down and have some quiet time. I have to explain her the why I feel that way and she seems to understand..believe its been a long process.But for now we are not focusing too much on work time, but we are doing more outdoors,arts,dancing and reading.The rest can wait my friend!
Sometimes we all need to breath and have a nice break.
Cheers for that!
We will be here whenever you are ready to share your great ideas : )
Patty

Pentla said...

Oj, znam to z autopsji ;-)))). No i muszę Ci powiedzieć, że jeszcze to trochę potrwa niestety. Młodszy zawsze będzie najgłośniejszy, bo chce koniecznie dogonić brata w każdej dziedzinie, ale zwyczajnie nie jest w stanie i to go frustruje.On po prostu usilnie walczy o pozycję w rodzinie.
Moje chłopaki zaczęli się w miarę dogadywać jak młodszy skończył 3 lata i był w stanie uczestniczyć w większości zabaw (nie psuł ich nieodpowiednim zachowaniem). Ale jako, że obaj są swoimi zupełnymi przeciwieństwami to drą koty dość często. Tak więc trzymaj się dzielnie na placu boju!!!!! I polecam książkę Faber Adele, Mazlish Elaine "Rodzeństwo bez rywalizacji" (jest na pewno też po angielsku, bo to amerykańskie autorki). Wszystkiego dobrego :-)

Marta said...

Thank you Patty,
That's true, that we all need some break and it was good to take one when boys went through all these different development stages. It was a break from teaching but we got closer as a family. We also experienced few deaths in our family and friend's families in the last few months and that gave us some time to think about US as a family and unity. Life is so short, every day we experience beautiful moments no matter what.. if it's teaching, playing or just relaxing.. I just want to enjoy our moments. Homeschooling allows us to do that together:)

Pentla,
Dziekuje serdecznie za ksiazkowy pomysl, napewno z niej skorzystam. Lubie czytac ksiazki tego typu a o tym tytule jeszcze nie slyszalam :) Pozdrawiam :)

Marta

Rekha said...

Hi Marta ,
Glad to see you back .
Take your time . We regular readers could wait for you no matter what . Your efforts with Eaton all these years were admirable and both you and Eaton deserve a break . Enjoy the days . Am sorry to hear of your losses.As you said each day and each moment is precious and have a great time ahead.

Take care .

regards
Rekha

K said...

Marto! nie słyszałaś o paniach Mazlish i Faber?!:) One napisały kilka innych książek - np. pt. "Jak mówić, żeby dzieci się uczyły" :) hehe:)

Nie martw się, zaufaj sobie i swoim dzieciom - wg mnie książki są wartościowe i trzeba je czytać (sama pochłaniam jedną za drugą:)), ale przede wszystkim trzeba umieć sobie zaufać i bacznie obserwować dzieci - książki mogą w tym pomóc, ale nie mogą zasłonić nam oczu!:) Trzymam mocno kciuki za Was i wierzę, że pokonacie wszelkie trudności!

Marta said...

Rekha, Thank you so much for your kind words. This year is full of all kinds of surprises that slow me down that's why I answer just now.

K,
Zakupilam ksiazke, o ktorej wspomnialas i musze Tobie bardzo podziekowac. Aczkolwiek wiedzialam o wielu metodach w niej opisanych wiedza w nich jest niesamowita. Przyznam, ze zaaplikowalam kilka metod opisanych rozmow i jak bardzo sie ucieszylam kiedy reakcja Eatona byla pozytywna. Ja rowniez uwielbiam czytac takie ksiazki, wiec dziekuje bardzo za te wzmianke o tej pozycji.
Pozdrowienia
Marta