But we are getting in a routine. We start school. Hope prays with us and then screams off and on for the next two hours of morning school. Tyler puts his fingers in his ears. Becca beats her pencil against the table and stares off trying to concentrate on that word in the sky.....
Oh, wait. That was only one day.
It has been quite different doing school with a toddler on the prowl. One day before we have finished she smells rather strongly of Pleasures by Este Lauder. Other days, the kids school work is scribbled on. Or there's the day where she has bits of playdough in her hair and on her face. It's so educational . Right?
I have learned that coloring, music and blocks will keep her busy for 10 minute segments before I need to press the toddler reset button.
Teaching two has presented new challenges as well. Becca is a self-motivated learner. She does great with worksheet after worksheet. Which is great because Ty is a social learner. Notice the body language here. One is totally engrossed in her work. The other is trying to peek out of the corner of his eyer.
It is so much fun to watch how they are so different in every aspect. Ty learns by asking questions, touching, taking apart things so he can see how they work. Becca quietly observes, listens closely, pays attention to details that I sometimes even miss.
Three down, thirty-three to go.