Thursday, March 4, 2010
Week 19, day 4
Thursday: Bible/Music. Today in CBS, the kids heard the story of Zacchaeus. Upon our return, I spent some time taking care of laundry and dishes and getting the baby to sleep, so we got started later than I really wanted to. We reviewed Proverbs 3:5-6, verse 1 of the hymn "Holy, Holy, Holy", and the catechism question, and introduced a new catechism question and memory verse. Then we updated the calendar, and the kids found the storybook we'd read last Friday about the Berlin airlift, so they insisted that I reread that to them. Once that was finished, P read her reader and did her math 5-a-day. She asked to play a math game, and I let her do one of the Think-It-Through activities. Then we finally got around to reading the Bible storybook - we reviewed the story of Zacchaeus, and read about the parables of the lost sheep and the unforgiving servant. Then E and I acted out the story of Zacchaeus (this time, P didn't want to participate) - he was Zacchaeus, and climbed up the bunk bed to get a good view of me, until I told him he needed to come down and host me at his house, which turned out to be the bottom bunk. After that, the kids asked me to take them shopping - there was a doll in the toy store that P wanted to buy, and she was sure it couldn't cost more than the $6.12 she had in her piggy bank. I prepared her for the inevitable, and promised a trip to the library instead if it didn't pan out, so there wasn't too much dismay at the discovery that the doll cost a good deal more than that. We spent a while at the library - I was trying to find picture books having something to do with France, but the pickings were slim - the one book I found was pretty lame. We may read "Babar" from one of the children's book treasuries we have as part of our geography lesson tomorrow. I'd like to make crepes as well, and maybe omelettes for breakfast. By the time we got back from the library, there wasn't time for me to do any music with the kids (I'd hoped to give P the next piano lesson and to work on learning the second verse of "Holy, Holy, Holy", and perhaps play a rhythm game). We're unlikely to get to it tomorrow, either, since we'll be spending the afternoon at Ari's aunt's house helping with the delivery of 3,000 copies of Ari's book. We've run out of storage space at our house, so we'll store these boxes there, hoping that it won't be too long before we have to haul bunches of them over here to sell. If you haven't bought a copy yet, buy it! And tell your friends to, too. We'd hate for the number of copies we've ordered to be a vast overestimate. It's one of the best books I've read, and I'm not just saying that because the author is my hubby!