What a week!
What a long week. As I said, last weekend A and I made some biscuits that we froze and and can take out and pop in the oven to bake. Which I did the other day by the way, and they rose and baked up great. A had a ball helping, and is quite the biscuit cutter. I don't have a biscuit circle, so we used a cup, which worked great anyway LOL.
I also made up some corn bread mix. All I have to do now is add the liquid ingredients. This will make it so much faster to cool from scratch. I have been wanting to lessen our dependence on paper towels, for the environmental and financial costs. We have dish towels, but because of my horrible laundry habit (hanging head in shame, as I admit to my failure to keep up with laundry until it is a mountain taller than A LOL), they are always dirty. I need more LOL. So thankful to a friend who gave me a box of cotton yarn, I have been hard at work making dish towels. I have knocked out 4 pretty quickly. I am going to try to make quite a stash. My next step is to move us from away from paper napkins as well. We shall see.
This week we did very little else besides see the developmental psy. It took a lot out of both of us, so we ended up just playing outside in the snow a lot and hanging out. Although A did ask to measure the house using herself as the ruler. She had a great time with this. Apparently our kitchen is 3 and 1/2 A's long LOL. She also asked to watch a movie she has seen several time in Spanish since "I want to learn spanish." My crazy child. LOL
We built a snow fort, and she loved it.
We slid down the hill on our bottoms, and we also went sledding.
This weekend Dh had to work A LOT!!!! He went in Sat morning for 6 hours, came home and we fixed dinner and then her went back in again for several hours after A went to bed. He went in today twice as well for about 8 hours. But we did make a wonderful meal. We cooked Bee Bim Bop, a Korean dish, and it was fabulous.
Layer it all together......
And eat! YUMMM
Dh also found the time to build a tent for A, and well, lets just say she's slept in the last 2 nights so she is thrilled.
So I think Dh and I have decided that we both feel it is wrong to hold DD back academically. While neither of us want to push, we also think it is just as wrong to intentionally hold her back. We are going to let her continue to go on her own pace. There are so many options later for her when she needs it. From online classes, taking college credit courses at home, going extremely in depth on subjects, finding mentors, etc.... and who knows where we will be in 5 years and what opportunities will present themselves. For now I think we are content to let her take the lead. She has been able to tell us when something wasn't working for her in the past, and I am sure she will continue to in the future. Right now I am going to concentrate on helping her find a better fit socially. One step at a time I guess LOL.
It will be fun seeing how far she goes without being held back.