I had only one stipulation when I agreed to drop my No Pet Clause from the marriage contract. Well, there are actually two. The second was that I never ever have to shovel, pick up, or otherwise handle any of the poop. I have excrement and body fluid issues. Don’t judge me.
And let me be clear that I have heaved a shovel full of Mater poop over our 6 foot privacy fence. (Taking great care that it not fly back into my hair.) No, not into the neighbor’s yard (although I did consider that option), but back into the nature preserve for which we spent an extra $10,000. I just knew that expense would some day prove profitable.
The number one stipulation was that the dog not be allowed to sit on my barkolounger. Whether I’m in it or not. Not even the children are allowed that privilege.
But here we are at nearly the month anniversary of owning a dog, and I’ve been evicted from my throne.
Normally, he’s draped over the whole thing, like the velveteen dog that he is. But sometimes he just sits. And thinks. And sometimes he just sits.
I would say he’s settling in just fine.
Thank you everyone for your encouragement and suggestions regarding my switching Emme to Teaching Textbooks. That’s the beauty of homeschooling, if something is failing spectacularly, we have the option to simply change it up.
While I was in the mood to shake things up around here, I signed up for a month of Time 4 Learning for Jensen. He’s really my wild card regarding homeschooling. With all of his physical and emotional issues, I never know what kind of day we’re in for. He loves technology and computers so very much that I’m hoping a computer based curriculum will help him to stay on task.
While keeping me from curling up into the fetal position by the refrigerator vent.
If anyone has any experience with Time 4 Learning, I’d love your input. I understand that this is a terrific program especially for special needs kids.
Hang in there, everyone. We’re more than half way through the week!