I woke them up early so we could be downtown on time for Mira’s appointment. When she was done, I announced that I was taking them for a treat and then to the art museum. Finn has been begging to visit the art museum for months. Like - begging. And every time I try to take him, something comes up. But this time, Fun Mom surely nailed it. We pulled into the parking lot, jazzed on cinnamon rolls, and patiently watched Mira hobble to the entrance. As we reached the door, a museum employee pointed out that the museum is closed on Mondays. 😭🤷🏼♀️☹️#funmomfail So we wandered the fountains and Mira practiced her walking. It wasn’t the trip I envisioned, and I’m still very much in trouble with Finn, but it was the trip we got. And we very much enjoyed it.
She traded in her bedazzled walker for a blue cane and a new brace. I watched her walk on her magic leg and tried not to sniffle. She is strong, she is brave, and she is walking!!! #mightymira #miraclegrew
The outside temperatures at last resemble Fall, so I thought I would be Fun Mom and do our morning school on the porch. They went outside barefoot, in shorts, and then had the nerve to complain it was cold. “Yes,” I said. “Finally.” So this is how they coped while practicing their Shakespeare. 🙄#Alabamakids #homeschool #morningtime
This is Achilles the Firefish. My boys named him Achilles because he arrived the same day as their copies of the Iliad. Like Homer’s Achilles, Fishy Achilles spends most of his time hidden away, pouting. I snapped this photo because it was the first time I’d seen Achilles out of his cave in weeks. Who knew fish could embody their literary namesake so well? 😂⠀ ******⠀ #theiliad #readgreatbooks #homeschool
These two tall guys went to the Homecoming Dance tonight (with a group.) I had More Fun getting them all spiffed up and they tolerated me with barely an eye roll. I like being their mom.
Mighty Mira in action. She’s so fierce, y’all. #miraclegrew
Whoever said homeschooling would get less chaotic in high school is a liar. Sure, lessons don’t get interrupted by a baby playing in the trash any more and I don’t get schooled by a toddler with attitude, but who knew teenagers got their own schedules and commitments and would need to have a Physics lesson before 9 am. I thought the days of a derailed schedule and greeting the UPS guy after lunch still wearing my pj’s were over. But it’s after 10 am and I’m still in my robe, having just been schooled by a 9th grader in the world of exponents. 😜. #stilllearning #homeschoollife #teacherlife
It’s totally normal to carry a bag of chocolate chips in your purse, right? 🤷🏼♀️#alwaysprepared
New nieces are nifty. Welcome, Brielle! Auntie loves you!!!
Practicing to be the Dowager Countess. #butonly15yearsold
In the absence of actual racquets, my boys will improvise. #thatsabroominhishand
This dancer isn’t afraid to try new things!!!
I opened my Bible this morning to find empty nebulizer meds right where I left them yesterday. So, yea, that’s pretty much how I’m getting by: with breathing treatments and Jesus. #beensickforever
Generals dress up for education. #professorfinn
This decidedly unstaged moment is me trying to slowly find the floor in my room after a brutal respiratory infection. It may take us all a few weeks to dig out after Mom’s been sick for so long. Hubby was more Super-mannish than normal and juggled it all with aplomb, but I imagine he’s relieved to see me put on something besides pj’s and hear me talk without sounding like an 80 year old smoker named Flo. #amalive