11/8/05

Suzy Effing Homemaker

The house isn't spotless but I did cook a real meal (tacos, quesadillas and rice) and cleaned the kitchen and brownies are cooking to their death in the oven.

I know I just bitched about not having as much alone time on my new schedule as I did on my old one and guess what has floated upstream for me?

BB(10) thinks he would like to be homeschooled. This doesn't appear to stem from any bullying or anything going on at school. I am all for the idea. He has problems sometimes picking things up and I think if I could work with him alone he could learn easier than in a classroom with 30 other kids. Sweety has tossed the idea out to EW and she didn't immediately freak out. The only problem is my pesky job. I almost have to keep it because the boys are on my insurance. If Sweety were to carry the whole family on his insurance it would cost a horrific amount more than what we pay through my plan. We shall see. We have the rest of the school year to poke the whole idea around.

Stinky dog Tasha is going to the beauty shop tomorrow! She is very excited. I am very excited. I hate bathing her and then dealing with the mess of a wet dog. And clipping her nails? Sheesh, you'd think I was trying to cut her kidney out with the way she carries on. It will be nice to drop off one Stinky dog and pick up a nice fluffy dog later. And the place is trying to scrounge up business so I think they're pretty cheap. Maybe I can get her toenails painted. I think that would make her feel extra pretty. While the main source of dog hair tumbleweeds is gone tomorrow I'm going clean the floor with my shiny new carpet cleaner.

The boys got their birthday present a little early. It's one of those game tables that you can play air hockey, ping pong, table soccer and pool on. They love it. I'm happy to see them have something they like to do besides burn their eyeballs up playing a video game. And this is something that I can play with them - unlike video game football.

We are slowly weeding out the toys that they have outgrown and replacing them with other things. I can't wait to get the toy room rearranged after I clean the carpet tomorrow. The fun I have planned!

13 comments:

bekah said...

Can I come over and play with their air hockey table? I'll bring some Cuervo.

MollyNormal said...

Ooooh air hockey is so much fun.

Enjoy cleaning the carpets. You are the only person I know who would get excited about such things!

Chickie said...

Bekah - I'll get the table warmed up. Bring your robe and Prinny too.

Mollynormal - I love air hockey. I used to go to the bar and get tore up playing that game. There's something nice about getting to knock the shit out of that little puck.

I'll probably get half way through the carpet cleaning and lose some of my enthusiasm. Or maybe not. Maybe I'll get on a roll and see if the neighbors need to have theirs done too.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

You sure sound industrious! Cleaning cleaning cleaning! GOOD FOR YOU!
What a great game table..that the boys can play so many games with just one table!
Enjoy your cleaning tomorrow!

Chickie said...

OOLOFH - I just SOUND industrious. I may be trying to convince myself what fun this will be. Now that it is cleaning day I'm looking around at all this furniture that will need to be moved or cleaned around and "ugh".

But I know our house will benefit greatly from this experience! :)

BO Snagley said...

Maybe i should have my stupid beagles claws painted too. maybe a nice green

layman said...

Love your dogs. But then I am biased towards dogs. Used to play air hockey in the bars too. It always amazes me how fast that little puck can go; especially after a few beers.

Joe Fuel said...

If you're going to homeschool, you might want to see if you could get involved in a co-op. From my understanding, a few parents help to teach their kids together. I'm pretty sure that the idea is to split the work load for their parents. And that way BB can still make friends and you might have some alone time after all.

Just something to consider.

Chickie said...

Layman - I always like to try and smush the other person's finger with my lightening fast puck. Heh heh heh.

Joe Fuel - I've heard about the co-op thing and that is something that would be considered. Florida is a pretty good place to be if you're going to homeschool because your kid can still participate in sports or take classes at the school. I told BB if we do this he'll still have to visit the school for Spanish. My Spanish stopped when I quit watching Seasame Street.

Midwestern City Boy said...

Also keep in mind that home schooling doesn't take as much time as regular school because the kids have the undivided attention of the teacher. I know a couple of people who home school and their kids are bright. And they weren't spending as much time on it as I would have thought.

Chickie said...

MCB - That would be one of the benefits of it. I think it would be a good thing to be able to do.

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