In a panic, I rang up my teacher-turned-homeschooler SIL, and voiced my concerns. She gave me some good advice, and generally helped me to calm down and realize I didn't need to sweat it. That's the beauty of homeschool. There's no set-in-stone yearly curriculum order that has to be met, and each kid can learn at their own pace. Whew! Breathe.
So. I took a week-long break. My Mom was visiting and our previous schedule just kind of drifted away. This week, I have been amazed. They are recalling at lightning speed! Elijah is learning to write his name very well.
Grace, well, I've not been serious about her, just letting her go along and do what Elijah is doing so she wouldn't feel left out. But you know what? She is learning faster than he is! She doesn't have Elijah's motor skills and her tracing is not as neat, but she is retaining things like a sponge.
I'm so glad I didn't give up!
On another completely unrelated note, I have been working on a Facebook page for my handmade wares: hairbows, hair clips, headbands, flower pins, and whatever else I throw in there. I thought about doing an Etsy store, but I figured once people started looking around they would want to buy OTHER folks' stuff instead of mine! :)
My evenings are being spent making fall and Christmas bows. It's slow going. I think I made a grand total of two bows last night. Eek. I'll let you know when I finally publish the page.
Have a blessed day!