Saturday, April 24, 2010

What a Blessing!

I just wanted to share a little blessing. My future BIL blessed our family with his old laptop. Our other one is over 10 years old and can't handle the newer software very well. So with this new laptop it will allow the children more access to a computer (with supervision of course) and prevent them from ruining the desktop. :-D The children will be able to do some of their lessons (typing, foreign language, etc.) without tying up the desktop and we will be able to take more school work along with us when we take trips (which is not very often.) So THANK YOU to E for this very generous gift to our family. We will see you very, very soon.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Laundry Time

Yes, I consider this school. They are learning a new skill that they will use their entire life. First of all I need to explain. I will admit that I fall behind on my laundry. Not with the washing (I do keep up on that), but when it comes to folding and putting away...forget it. I tend to get distracted and it never gets done. Plus I have been hearing from Big T and Sweet E....I don't have any more socks......or....I don't have any more underwear, etc. (Just keep in mind most of the time they would run out of clothing items because they never made it to the dirty clothes basket. So they would never get washed.) So I figured they are old enough to do their own. They bring their laundry down, sort it, wash it, put it in the dryer, fold it, and put it away.

Big T washes his laundry and Little E's clothes too. (When Little is is 5 then he will do his own laundry. For now he helps where he can.) Sweet E is responsible for her own clothing. Sometime in the next year she will wash Special K's clothes too. Folding clothes is their favorite! Here is why...the "Folding Machine" (As Big T calls it.)

I am so proud of the children. They have only done this for 2 weeks, but we are off to a great start. They need prompted to get the laundry started and motivated to finish, but they do get it done and the do a great job. One more thing. Big T wanted a video taken so everyone could see how to use the Folding Machine. :-)