Do you feel that you hear "I can't" out of your children too much? I definitely do. Why do kids think that you are going to believe them when they say they can't do something that you have seen them do multiple times? Kids will always me a mystery no matter how many you have in your home or have been around.
D has been potty trained for like a year and a half. We have stools in each bathroom she uses so she can reach the toilet on her own. Yet the girl still insists that I help her get on the potty because she can't do it by herself. When I am super busy or she is in a "I can do anything by myself" attitude she goes to the bathroom by herself. I have no idea how to get her away from wanting my help. There are times that she even recruits P to help her when I am busy.
Oh, and the other big one out of the queen of I Can't is with the dog. Every time the dog is bugging her, granet the dog is bigger than her, D whines to me and has me tell the dog what to do. When I tell her that she needs to tell the dog herself so the dog will listen to her, what do I hear, "I can't". She can whine to me but she can't tell the dog to stop doing something. Roxy, the dog, usually listens to D so I don't see what the problem is.
We all dream that someday we won't hear those words as often.
So today we had library and grocery shopping day. It really wasn't too bad today other than I kept forgetting things and having to walk back to the isles we were already at. The kids were able to sit in the cart and play on their iPads since we didn't need a whole lot of groceries. One of the apps that D was playing is one that she has liked for a long time, ABC Reading Writing Practice. This app I think has really taught her how to write. The kids can pick the colors they want to write in. It has uppercase, lowercase, and number writing practice. There are also mini games to help learn letter names and sounds. One of the best free apps ever!
We all did our own thing when we got home. When it was time to make dinner I recruited D to help me. P used to like to help in the kitchen, now he just wants nothing to do with it other than eat it, boys. We cut crescent roll dough triangles in half long ways and then rolled a meatball in them. Just bake it per the directions of the crescent rolls and serve with marinara sauce. I did the cutting and D did the rolling, she was having fun.
Take a step into the life of Auer (pronounced like our) homeschool. We are a family that likes to learn through life experiences, you can call us unschoolers. We would like to share our experiences so maybe we can make a difference in the lives of others.
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