So this happened.
Adam’s birthday is always a reset for me. His birthday kicks off school and then the rest of the birthdays roll in a few months later. I always feel the need to soak him up and sniff his head more than usual. His birth story never ceases to take my breath away and make me want to wrap him up and put him in my pocket.
We celebrated him in typical Vitafam fashion: with food. He started picking his birthday meals back in March, so he had plenty of time to think of every detail. He requested steak and mashed potatoes with orange juice. The rest of us had hamburgers. But we were all happy.
He’s looked like this ever since his birthday: shiny new headphones with new ipod on and doing the puzzle ball that Meme got him. (Those things drive me nuts. I just end up throwing the whole ball across the room.)
Meanwhile, we started school. One of our co-ops started early, so we did, too. The first week was tough as we all adjusted to the new schedule and new curriculum choices. But at the end of the week, I felt pretty good about the year ahead.
Especially because this kid started co-op. That’s right – all seven kids were in co-op. And Andrew and I… were not. Can I get a HALLELUJAH?
Finn has been begging to go to co-op since he could speak. He handled it like a champ and is already telling us all the things he’s learning over dinner.
If you’re curious about the curriculum we’re using this year, I did a Facebook Live chat last week showing you all the new stuff, plus the repeats. You can check out the video plus all of our choices on the School Life Page.
If you have any questions or you like the Facebook Live format, let me know and I’m happy to try it again. Maybe we can interview Andrew about MEP math. Which will always make me think of Beaker from the Muppets whenever I say it.
MEEP, MEEP, y’all.