The longer I parent these two red-headed kidlets, the more I enjoy seeing what makes each of them tick. Does this pictures say it all about my son? (Notice, there are no arrows in his hand.) We've been reading Little House on the Prairie and Josiah longs to be an Indian and gets irritated that God didn't make him one, LOL. This series has generated a lot of great discussion and I find myself referring back to it often. I'm finding that Josiah loves science like his mama, but thinks very practically like his dad, which makes him very mechanically inclined (unlike me). Unfortunately his lack of self control and impulsiveness often get him into trouble in this area. We are working hard to train him, but it can be frustrating at times. I'm seeing growth, so that is encouraging.
Josiah created a military radio. He's got his hand on the lever and an antenna sticking out (old cigar case). He's ready for any radioactive explosions, hence the mask, and calling in an tank destroyer to smash the enemy ;)
Josiah is now reading like crazy, which is super awesome! He is wanting to write a lot of things on his own now, too. I love the way it just naturally occurred without me pushing him hard in this area, even though I really wanted to at times, I stuck with the "better late than early" principle. I can't believe how much easier homeschooling is now that he is reading the instructions on his own. Yeah!
Hailey baby is more like Laura in Little House on the Prairie. She has a wild, care-free spirit, but likes to be a lady, too. I can tell she's going to be an adrenalin junkie, because she says "Whee" and "faster, faster" whenever we get on a merge lane to a freeway, LOL. She's pretty amiable and easy to train so far. When she gets mad though, watch out! She likes to make a big mess in her room on purpose when she's mad, so we solved that problem by sending her to the corner. Much more boring there and nothing to destroy. She's a snuggle bug and one tough cookie. She takes after her Aunt Stacie in the art department. She loves to help and wants to do it "by meself". I continue to be amazed at the difference between raising boys and girls. With all their differences, I'm blown away by how well they get along (generally speaking).
She loves to drink tea with her breakfast. I have a pretty cup for each of the kids that I got at yard sales for dirt cheap so I'm not stressed out if they break it or not. They love having a pretty cup to drink out of. How about that red-head bed-head?
Coloring is Hailey's love language. Just like Josiah, I'm really not into this and it is all I can do to color a picture with her. I try to do it at least a couple of times a week though. Whenever my friend Girlie comes over, she likes to color with Hailey. Thanks, Girlie! Girlie takes coloring to a whole new level, shading, etc. Wow!
I just had to throw in one last picture of my red-headed Indian with his "wild varmit" hooked to his "scalp lock". Now he wants a mohawk in the worst way. I told him he'll have to wait till he's out of the house for that one, LOL. He and Hailey love to paint themselves up with "war paint" with some cheap make-up I bought at a yard sale.. He drew a heart over his heart to show how strong he is. I just love what they come up with!
Homeschooling has been such a blessing for us. I enjoy getting to watch my kids get creative, role-playing the things they watch or read. It is just awesome! No, my house isn't pristine, but we sure know how to have fun. These years are going by so fast. I just want to enjoy them to the fullest.
Blessings To You,