We’re moving right along in the school realm. I am learning that I need to try to find a balance between schooling and housekeeping. It’s the quintessential battle — juggle two important tasks.
I’m spending 4-5 hours each day teaching. We try to get started by 9:00 a.m., but it’s 12:00-1:00 p.m when we’re done. By the time we eat lunch, the three year old is ready for a nap. Then, the afternoon quickly disappears and evening is upon us.
Because of school, my house is a mess. Dust is gathering, and it’s gotten so bad that I recently declared a “teacher work day”! There’s nothing worse than being cooped up in a junky, dirty house all day.
Even with all the dust, however, the last several school weeks have been very fruitful. We’ve finished our study of the alphabet, and as promised, took the boys to the Ft. Worth Zoo. Although a little bit more expensive than Dallas or Tyler, it was very much worth the money. Most every exhibit allowed visitors to get close to the animals. Creepy, disgusting spiders, frogs, lizards and snakes thrilled the boys, as did the gorillas, kangaroos, and tigers. We also rode a train throughout the park, which was a real treat!
Aside from the animals, one of the neatest things we saw was the western town in the middle of the zoo. Stores with candy, ice cream, souveniers, and restaurants lined the street. The children’s petting areas and other opportunities for the kids to learn about farm life were also great.
Probably the best thing I liked about the Ft. Worth Zoo was that it was heavily shaded, and did not smell like a zoo! If you ever get a chance to visit there, you will not be disappointed! Here’s some pictures we took:
Don’t you think the giraffes look like the Cingular wireless commercials?!!!