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Old 07-02-2021, 05:35 PM   #61
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My cousin and his kids ages 5 and 8 are visiting for 6 days. It's day 2 and I'm already exhausted! I've gotten spoiled with older kids.

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Iím on day 3 of 5 of having no minor kids under my roof and itís ... well ... completely different than anything Iíve ever experienced lololol
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I completely understand this. My kids are among the older cousin group and when the younger ones visit, weíre all tired out fairly quickly. Little ones just have so much energy.
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Oh yah, I totally get this. All my bio kids are 12+ and are very self sufficient. My bonus kids are 6,8, 13,15 & 18. The younger ones are super busy and always need our attention. The older ones are not self sufficient. So half of the month I'm exhausted when we have everyone here and half of the month I'm recouping when it's just my bio kids. I think it would be easier to have them all full time because we'd fall into a routine like I did when my kiddos were younger.
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What a fun thread!

I returned yesterday from an overnight backcountry camping trip with six other ladies. It was a test run for me because all of my equipment is brand new. Even though I didn't sleep as well as I had hoped to, I loved it. One of my best friends has been trying to talk me into backcountry camping for four years, and this year I finally agreed to go. We have a couple of other trips planned too; one with a couple of ladies, and the other with our husbands.

I can relate to the bird watching. I live close to a nature reserve, and we have a woodland garden with attractive landscaping for birds. Recently I have seen eagles of all ages, robins, cute ones that look like chickadees, swallows, and a blue heron. I need to stop by the bird reserve to see what other birds are in our area so I will know what there names are when I see them.
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We're packing up this week and shifting yet again (shift number 12 this year). This time we're heading back to my in-laws house. I'm less than thrilled but it's not the worst situation. Pray for my sanity!

In awesome news my sister and her husband will be coming with the two little ones for a couple weeks. Looking forward to having lots of hangout time and we'll finally get to hold baby JJ without all the tubes!
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Old 07-05-2021, 09:03 PM   #67
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The cousins leave tomorrow! I made it!
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I found out Friday I am teaching a 'art and art history' class on Wendsday at our coop that I didn't think I was.

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That sounds like an interesting subject! Were you hoping to be able to teach the class?
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That sounds like an interesting subject! Were you hoping to be able to teach the class?
Maybe, I don't know. We had a teacher leave and on the last day of classes, the president of the coop offered me first right of refusal on taking over any of her classes. I said definitely the drawing and Highschool art that are on Monday. I said I could do this art history one, and that I would love to be able to do the watercolor class but that I can't make the time work because of the other classes I am teaching, at a different school. We haven't attended the second day before, I have neaver been to the location. But teaching on that day would make it much more financially pocoble to for us to attend in the future.

The communication has just not been perfectly clear partly because the lady who is the president of the coop board and is arranging things lost her dad a week after classes ended so she hasn't been on top of communications, and I wasn't going to bug her.


I think it will be good - but the class was proposed as a talk and craft class and I am going to be turning it into, we talk about art movements/ styles and make our own art in reponce to it. Because I don't do crafts where I tell kids exsactly what they need to do. I need to figer out what mediums I want to use in this class. And how much of hauling things back and forth I want to deal with.

I think I will use many of the plans for this class in the younger classes I am teaching at the privet school.

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Maybe, I don't know. We had a teacher leave and on the last day of classes, the president of the coop offered me first right of refusal on taking over any of her classes. I said definitely the drawing and Highschool art that are on Monday. I said I could do this art history one, and that I would love to be able to do the watercolor class but that I can't make the time work because of the other classes I am teaching, at a different school. We haven't attended the second day before, I have neaver been to the location. But teaching on that day would make it much more financially pocoble to for us to attend in the future.

The communication has just not been perfectly clear partly because the lady who is the president of the coop board and is arranging things lost her dad a week after classes ended so she hasn't been on top of communications, and I wasn't going to bug her.


I think it will be good - but the class was proposed as a talk and craft class and I am going to be turning it into, we talk about art movements/ styles and make our own art in reponce to it. Because I don't do crafts where I tell kids exsactly what they need to do. I need to figer out what mediums I want to use in this class. And how much of hauling things back and forth I want to deal with.

I think I will use many of the plans for this class in the younger classes I am teaching at the privet school.

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That sounds like it would be an amazing class to attend! I hope you enjoy teaching it
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Maybe, I don't know. We had a teacher leave and on the last day of classes, the president of the coop offered me first right of refusal on taking over any of her classes. I said definitely the drawing and Highschool art that are on Monday. I said I could do this art history one, and that I would love to be able to do the watercolor class but that I can't make the time work because of the other classes I am teaching, at a different school. We haven't attended the second day before, I have neaver been to the location. But teaching on that day would make it much more financially pocoble to for us to attend in the future.

The communication has just not been perfectly clear partly because the lady who is the president of the coop board and is arranging things lost her dad a week after classes ended so she hasn't been on top of communications, and I wasn't going to bug her.


I think it will be good - but the class was proposed as a talk and craft class and I am going to be turning it into, we talk about art movements/ styles and make our own art in reponce to it. Because I don't do crafts where I tell kids exsactly what they need to do. I need to figer out what mediums I want to use in this class. And how much of hauling things back and forth I want to deal with.

I think I will use many of the plans for this class in the younger classes I am teaching at the privet school.

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My kids attended a similar coop class a few years ago. They would study a specific artist or work of art and then do their own art using the same medium. The teacher was using a specific book but I canít remember the name of it. Maybe something like ď13 works of art/artists everyone should knowĒ.
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I am finding a lot of the books, even things pulished in the last 5 years, disappointingly European focused. It is ideotic to talk about how Monet and Van Gogh were influenced my japanese prints but neaver talk about the artists that were creating them in Japan.

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I am finding a lot of the books, even things pulished in the last 5 years, disappointingly European focused. It is ideotic to talk about how Monet and Van Gogh were influenced my japanese prints but neaver talk about the artists that were creating them in Japan.

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Thatís true. I do think most of the artists they studied were European. I think you have the knowledge to come up with great lessons on your own.
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We just bought a used hot tub. Well, we put a deposit on it and will pay when we actually pick it up. Gotta figure out getting it home.

I'm so excited.

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