For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not of yourselves it is the gift of God, not of works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

Friday, August 7, 2009

Weekly Wrap-up

Kris over @ Weird, unsocialized Homeschooler hosts a weekly wrap-up and I thought I would join in this week.

This week was our back-to school week and over all I think it went well. We actually started Tuesday because we had guests over on Monday.

I was a bit anxious that I was going to get some reluctance but I have to say, Zach impressed me in that he did his best at not complaining and being somewhat diligent. Beside, obedience, diligence in one single value and character trait that we really have to work hard at teaching him. He hates work and effort with a passion.

So, overall, he did what he was supposed to with not too much fighting and as en encouragement and reward, he was getting a sticker after each subject. He kind of liked that.

Wednesday, after school was done, we went to a playdate, which of course they both enjoyed. And mom enjoyed some fellowship time.

Yesterday we made cookies, which Joho had been asking to make for a few days. You can see the recipe here.

One of the highlight of the week, which in fact was a lowlight, was when Zach dropped his violin and broke the bridge. Now, that's after he had broken the bow on Saturday, of course by accident.

He loves learning the violin, but again, back to diligence, he hates practicing and always complains and acts annoyed and wanting to quit. In both instances, it was an act of negligence and nonchalance that caused the piece to drop and break. This was very difficult for me to bear and see happening, but the Lord is really teaching me patience, forgiveness and endurance in teaching and parenting. Boy, it's hard and painful! But as I know it, well worth the pain and effort. My husband kept reminding me that no one learns the first time through,  and that we just have to keep reminding him and teaching him his need of diligence and carefulness. So, there it is for me: keep on keep on and do not give up.

Have a great day,


Kris @ Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers said...

Sounds like an overall good first week back. Boy, that patience is hard to learn, isn't it? I've had some real struggles with patience and self-control this week -- and some opportunities to see where my kids learn their lack of patience and self-control. Ouch!

You're right, though. We just have to keep on keeping on. Hope you all have a great second week!

Prncsstefy said...

Your boys are so adorable!! It sounds like a good first week. We had ours last week.

Anonymous said...

Hi Joelle, I'm glad to hear that you had a good first week. I'm not quite there yet! I'm sorry to hear that your little guy broke his violin. My kids struggle with practicing too! You are doing a great job!!


JnJAF99 said...

So sorry to hear about the violin! I love seeing all the pictures! Glad to hear that your first week went well.

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