What a amazing feeling to have all 6 in school full time. Wow! with it being just me and my 6 now, this momma is busy!
Lex started his sophomore year cool as a cucumber with no worries at all. He just goes with the flow anyway. Lex is very (sometimes too much) laid back and easy going. It sure doesn't let too much bother him. This will serve him well later in life, esp if he has a high stress job. However, right now I'd appreciate at least some reaction when I get onto him. Lol. In reality tho, Lex has assumed the father-figure position in our house, esp to the littles, and I rarely have to say anything to him. Lex is caught up in football fever right now. He loves to play football.
Adre began his high school career. He was a bit nervous but came thru appearing ever so confident, as only he could do. Adre has been keeping himself occupied in the computer world. Doing what? I'm not sure! Lol. He is self-teaching using the Internet to build computers, coding, web designing and managing servers. That boy is so highly motivated I can't wait to see what he does next.
I know these next few years are going to fly by so quickly and my first borns will be leaving the nest. So I am trying to treasure these moments best I can.
And I just have to say, these two young men are the loves of my life. I cherish my time with them. They make my life so enjoyable.
The littles started 1st grade. They are all in the same class, same teacher, same homework . It makes it so much easier on me to treat homework as if we were in a classroom. We all sit together as I read the instructions. And listen to each other as they read their assigned stories. These are moments to treasure.
All 4 are playing extra-curricular football, on the same team of course. They don't much care for it, but it keeps them active.
They have spent most of their summer swimming but their favorite past time is playing on their tablet and/or watching cartoons.
As I mentioned above, it is now just me and my 6/7. Anastasia stayed with us every other week during the summer and will continue every other weekend during the school year. We no longer have a helper. So everyone has picked up chores, which I'm loving. I created a chore list for big boys and a separate list for littles. The littles list consists of 5 different sections, each color coded and include about 10 chores each. I purchased colored wide rubber bands to coordinate with each list. Every week the littles switch bands and are responsible for completing the chores of their color list. So far this is working wonderfully.