First Day of School with My Father's World!

>> Monday, July 25, 2011

What a day!  It's been a long day, but overall, a good day!  Unfortunately my oldest daughter has been sick... she felt pretty miserable over the weekend, so this morning we made an appointment for her to see the doctor.  I told her yesterday if she wasn't feeling up to it we didn't have to start school today, but she said she really wanted to.

This morning when I went into my younger daughter's room to wake her up, I noticed she was snuggled under her covers, fully dressed for today wearing khaki's and a long sleeve shirt.  When I woke her I asked if she had gotten up early and gotten dressed, then went back to bed.  She shook her head "no."  I asked when she got dressed and she sleepily replied, "I wanted to be ready for school."  I distinctly remembered her wearing her night gown when I put her in bed last night, so I asked her if she changed into her day clothes after I put her to bed.  "Yes.  I wanted to be ready for school!"  Silly girl!  But I'm really glad she was so excited to start school today!  :-)

Even though my older daughter said she was miserable, she really wanted to start school today.  So after breakfast we opened our day in prayer, then said the pledges to the flags (we have an American flag and Christian flag hanging in our school room).  After that we had communion, then began our learning with reading from Window on the World.  We also reviewed our memory verse for the week, John 3:16.

Some other subjects we worked on this morning were language arts and math.  Then the girls filled out their passport applications.  Since we'll be studying geography this year both girls will receive passports, and get to enter in a sticker for each country we study.  They were pretty excited about filling out their applications, and turning them in to the Passport Office, aka Daddy!

After lunch we made the trip into town to see the doctor.  It turns out my daughter has a left ear infection, a right eye infection, a sinus infection, and possibly bronchitis.  Poor girl!  No wonder she's been so miserable!  On the way home I told her we don't have to do any more school today, she could just relax.  To which she replied, "No, Mommy!  I want to finish school today!"  So once we got home we finished our day with some geography, followed by science.  This year in science we'll be studying ecology.

I think that about sums up our day.  It was a great first day of school!  I wanted to take some pictures, but since my daughter was feeling so miserable I decided to wait on that, until she's feeling better.  I'm thinking we did more than what I've written here, but it's late and I can't really remember.  And this post seems a bit scatterbrained, but I wanted to at least get a quick post up and say how wonderful our day was, despite my daughter being sick.  Hopefully the antibiotics will kick in soon and she'll be feeling better.  And now I'd better get to bed so I can get up early to give her the next dose...  If you've got a moment, she could sure use your prayers that she'll recover quickly from all these infections.  Thanks!


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