Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Sick Day

It is so ironic that the day I make a shout out about how much I love homeschooling is the day that I get sick.  It was bad!  I kept feeling worse as the day rolled on, and Avery sensing there was a wounded member in our pack, jumped at the opportunity to claim the alpha position. He yelled, he whined, and he flat out refused to do his work until this mama found his weak spot and went for the kill. Yes, I pilfered his bag of goodies that Grammie gave him the other day and told him he could have one treat after each completed assignment was inspected by me. This made him mad, but his love for all things sugary won out and he caved. Oh, and just so you know, this was not bribery, this was positive reinforcement.  Being a good parent is all in how you word things.  

When the boys finally finished their work, they headed outside to play in the snow.  It was a beautiful day, and when they came in they were all sweaty, red-faced, and worn out. Exactly how this mama likes to see them.  Unfortunately, Scout did not fare so well.  The snow balled up on his long belly fur, and he came in looking like an abominable snow puppy.  The poor thing!

In the end, I became sicker and our day eventually came to a close . . .  thank heavens! I have never been so happy to see Mr. Level-Headed walk in the door. Unfortunately, I am still feeling crummy today and we have run out of candy. This could get ugly, folks.  Wish me luck!

Oh, and don't even get me started on the foolishness of our school district's failure to cancel school, my lack-lustre attempt at rebellion and my eventual surrender . . . eeek!  I should just stay away from all forms of social media when I am sick.   

Happy slush/rain/snow . . . ugh . . . just another day in NB kind of day!


  1. Hope you are feeling better soon! Perhaps the boys should have a snow day anyway and let their Mom rest!

    1. I am definitely leaning in that direction. Thanks, Andrea! :)