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Friday, February 3, 2012

Real.

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It is my job to keep your opinion of me balanced. Consider this post the other side of the pendulum.

We did no school today. (Other than the second half of the math lesson Levi was supposed to have completed yesterday. Which had something to do with the above note. I’m such a tyrant.)

The kids were running around outside playing while I huddled on the couch feeling miserable. Luke came in. I told him I was feeling really sick. He sweetly rubbed my cheek and said, ‘Could you work up a picnic for us? And then you could lay back down.’

I put Lola in the bathtub and added some bubbles. She cried. Those things are terrifying, don’t you know?

And then I spent most of afternoon on facebook. And reading Homeschool Ryan Gosling. And laughing. And crying. Especially about the math one. And the 30 minutes of school one. And then I had to re-visit The Well-Trained Mind Forums to re-read this thread. And then I had to make my own contribution (‘cause Ryan Gosling isn’t my cup of tea) instead of making dinner.

And now you know my real world. Some of you may never visit again.

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ETA: And then we ate Little Caesars pizza, put the kids to bed early, and watched Cowboys and Aliens. The end.

21 comments:

Lisa said...

I'm sorry you feel unaccomplished. BUT... at least you provided me with two good laughs - your child's writing about math & Little Caesar's!

We all have these days. And if you've ever followed my blog, you have read about plenty of mine. Hope you feel better. :)

Mary S. said...

This may be one of my favorite posts, it has only cemented my desire to follow your blog :)

Anonymous said...

Well, Heidi, you certainly didn't scare anyone away with your blog today! Sorry you haven't been feeling well, but tomorrow is another day. Grandma

Timi said...

"Some of you may never visit again."
Just kidding, right? I LOVE your blog!!!! And I really mean it!

Owen, Mare, Emil, Arno en Nell said...

Only one day?!
I'm like that all week - since my husband left the country for bussines.
It will pass, I hope.

Poet's Garden Girl said...

I love ya sister! And I made reservations for our girls escape, that's something to look forward to!

jesswaddell said...

I, too, discovered Homeschool Ryan Gosling on Pinterest last night and it made me laugh like I haven't in a while!!! My hubby didn't really "get" it, though! ; ) I love the instant understanding and bond we homeschool moms have with each other...even online! Still read and love your blog and appreciate you not being afraid to be REAL!!!

Jenn said...

I'm in agreement with Mary... I puffyheart you even more for sharing this post with us. The Homeschool Ryan Gosling is so funny and always puts a smile on my face. But then I feel sad because I don't have any real-life homeschool friends who would get it.

Wendy said...

Thanks for being real. I love your blog.

Sarah said...

Thanks for the laughs! Is that Gerard Butler? He can talk to me about homeschooling any time he wants : )

Heidi said...

Sarah~ Yes, Gerard Butler, and my sentiments exactly. ;-P

Jessye said...

I am pretty sure I wrote my mom some similar letters... Ahhh freedom of expression.

Leslie said...

Sounds like my day today!

holly said...

As you probably know, LARS AND THE REAL GIRL is a wonderful, wonderful gem of a movie. Have a lovely Monday, Heidi. Thank you for enriching my life with your inspiring, fabulous blog. And your beautiful spirit. Your posts and photos are truly a blessing to me.

jeana said...

Well hey Gerard, if ya like that, feel free to visit my house any old time you want ;)

I love your blog Heidi, thanks for the laugh! Hope you are feeling much better.

April said...

Bonhoeffer and Cowboys and Aliens. Love it. Love you! You do a great job of keeping your blog a balance of lovely and real. That is why I've been a loyal reader for going on three years now!

April said...

Also: Gerard over Ryan anyday.

Anonymous said...

Love it! Isn't the homeschooling Ryan Gosling blog the best! It was started by a gal who went to my church here in Vancouver, but moved away a few years ago. I'm really enjoying it, but I agree, Ryan is not my cup of tea. :)

Angel

LulaB said...

You certainly haven't lost this reader, Heidi - I'll be checking in more often, with posts like this one entertaining me! That note looks sooo familiar!! :-D

Kika@embracingimperfection said...

So funny. xoxo

Mary said...

I think we have all been there - but at least you have kept your sense of humor~! I love all the "Hey Girl" sayings - they are HILARIOUS!