How the twins doing? They survivin’…
I haven’t updated my blog about my children lately. I am not super sure why. I think I have been so wrapped up in raising them that I forgot to write about them. Well. The twins are great. 4th Roomie and I just purchased this awesome LivingSocial deal for a pass to the Maryland Science Center for a year. Recently my mom and I took the twins there, and its like a Children’s museum mixed with a science museum mixed with a museum of Natural History. I am from Cleveland, where we have a ton of museums for very separate things, so having one big room
fulla bad bitches full of children’s attractions will be awesome for us on those rainy weekends, or lazy days. Currently, while we wait forever and ever and ever on the Anne Arundel School District to tell us whether or not the twins are able to go to Pre-K, I am teaching them some great things like sight words and using this kindergarten lesson plan that my AWESOME friend Jenny sent me.
I am really worried about my son if the twins don’t get accepted into Pre-K because I get so frustrated trying to teach him. I was just reading some of Monique’s tweets about her children’s school system and some issue’s they’ve been having and she lamented about not being exactly qualified to be a homeschooling mom. I totally agreed with her, and its also maddening because IN MY HEART I am a homeschooling mom. I just don’t have the credentials, education, or patience for it with BOTH of my children. My daughter is a dream to work with. I am convinced she’d be reading Judy Blume by now, if it weren’t for those meddling kids. And by meddling kids, I mean her twin brother. EJ would rather play, watch TV, fiddle with his tiny penis, or even take a dreaded nap than learn. He even says he’s not smart. That’s the worst part. My son is very smart. He is quite a clever young guy, if I may say so myself. He just lacks the initiative to practice at something to get good at it, while my meticulous daughter, who seeks approval for a living, wants to practice until she’s literally perfect. Imagine being only ONE mom with those personalities during the day though. What can be done?
Speaking of meticulous Ella…Ella’s speech impediment is progressing….nicely? I don’t know how well we’re doing quite yet. Her speech therapist gave us a DVD and a folder full of resources, but without formal in school education, its also hard to figure out if she’s getting better or not. It was a big relief to finally SEE a speech therapist, though. She quelled a lot of my fears regarding being a SAHM all these years and told me that both my children were so smart, and quite advanced for their ages. Its also tough to imagine because I have friends with LITERALLY genius kids. That’s not a joke. A lot of my friends have these brilliant savant children. I am saying Ella should be reading Judy Blume but I have a friend who has a daughter who could likely read Melville. My wedding photographer’s son knows Japanese, and then one of my other girlfriends has a son who is a champion BMX rider in the states of Maryland & Virginia. OK, I know BMX biking isn’t school related, but still, its tough to have confidence in your own children when they are surrounded by such amazing specimens.
I have to continuously remind myself though, parenting and childhood is not a race. And its great to meet professionals who tell you how awesome your little ones are to kind of remind you that even though its not a race, if it were, your kids wouldn’t be losers. Anyhow, that’s what’s up with the twins. How are your kids doing?Tags: children, homeschool, Maryland Science Center, school, Twins