Wow I can't believe it has been 2 1/2 years since I posted here. I started a different blog but it is just a weight loss blog so not the same at all. You would think I had nothing to ramble about.
So, a little update about us. I am still homeschooling my children. "Baby" Waffle is no longer a baby, he is currently working on Kindergarten work mostly concentrating on reading as his math skills are amazing. "Little" Waffle is almost a tween! She is currently working on fifth grade. We decided to try out an online charter school(Connections Academy) for something a little different but I am not sure it is working. I know I am beginning to hate schooling her and I can't imagine she is loving it. We have only been at it two weeks so I am hoping things level out but right now I am not sure what is going to happen. Little Waffle is telling me she can't comprehend anything when she reads it, she is skipping things in the online instructions and now I am having to sit with her and go line by line through the assignments to make sure nothing gets missed. The reason we started this school was so I could have more time to focus on Baby waffle and his needs but it is turning out worse than anything I set up on my own. I am not sure if that means I just was failing her before this and she has missed out on so much she should have been getting before or what but the way things are going right now I barely want to be her mother let alone her teacher. Also the amount of things I have to stay on top of make me wonder what in the world they pay the teacher at the actual school for doing!!
It doesn't help that Little Waffle is still struggling to keep her diabetes in check. I know back when it was diagnosed I mentioned this briefly and then stopped writing on this blog. She was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was 7 years old. Currently she is doing insulin injections but I think we are finally hoping to get her on a pump but first we need her to be in better control. I don't know what else is going on with her, maybe just her age and that pre-puberty stuff, but she seems like she is always miserable---well she gets that way as soon as we start doing school. I have spoiled her up to now I think. I don't think I have expected enough of her with school up to this point. I really prefer a less intense method but seeing how she reacts to this I just think I have slacked. Makes me think as much as I hate this we have to keep doing school this way, I think I just suck at this homeschool thing and I don't want her to suffer for it.
Little Waffle is still in competitive gymnastics. Actually she had not even started that the last time I posted so I should say she has started competitive gymnastics. We recently switched gyms which has been such a good thing for her relationship with the sport. At her old gym they never seemed to pay her any attention but worked all the kids way too hard.... many of these 7-12 year olds are coming up with repetitive use injuries that I just don't think should be an issues at their level. The new gym is much more positive and just fits so much better with her. The meet season starts up at the end of this month but thanks to a wrist injury from before she won't be competing just yet. Hopefully by the 2nd or 3rd meet we can get her going. Fingers crossed. If we make it through this season we might have to make big decisions and possibly not continue next year. She has so many whines and complaints between the cold she never seems able to shake, the aches and pains and the diabetes, I frankly am just tired of hearing about it. I know it is really good for her and I think she just needs a good season so we will see.
That just leaves little man, Baby Waffle. He doesn't have much going on in his life other than school and Minecraft. Little Waffle spent so much time at the gym with the old gym I really had no time to find what Baby waffles 'thing' would be. Now that things are easier it will be time to see what we can sign him up for. I want him to do at least one sport.
As for me, I have become an at home Travel Agent. I work with Magical Moments Vacations with Carol Lyn and love what I do. I mostly book Disney vacations right now but I am trying to expand my business. I am actually able to book anyone pretty much anywhere, all inclusive, cruises, Vegas you name it. Feel free to hit me up to help with your next vacations :)
Well I guess that is all for today. I am going to hit this blog way more often. Don't know what all I will end up putting in it but that is why it is thoughts from my Rambling mind.
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