Lorelei and I have been enjoying doing a little bit of school now and then when Boaz is napping. I say now and then because she is three and I have to watch myself. I caught myself lesson planning. Once a teacher, always a teacher? She goes to preschool two days a week, and Chris and I made a decision a long time ago not to accelerate our kids but to go deeper. I fully believe she could read if I sat down and taught her. So right now, there is a rough theme in our activities but they are meant to be fun and if we don't get to it or she just isn't into it...we walk away. I don't want to leave a bad taste in her mouth about school before school is for real in her life. I just want to start little habits of being able to sit down and talk, work through things, and problem solve right now.
The other reason we have been doing little activities is because I have to be careful. Lorelei is one of those kids that would sit in front of the tv all day if I let her. She has been getting more tv time than I would like so that I can feed Boaz. As well as work on the revisions of my dissertation. Both of those things won't be forever though so I'm not going to dwell on my guilt.