Sunday, April 7, 2013

staying alive, staying alive...

that's the motto for now

four kids are a lot

four kids are a lot when your reference is two kids, and a clean house, and both parents at work, and kids in school

four kids keep me counting them up every time we go out: am I missing one? They do not run away, they are good kids, but there is that feeling that I am forgetting someone

We are all adjusting here. I am making space in my heart and physical space in the house for another one. The older kids are making changes for another brother.

I am giving it six months to get any semblance of life. This might not be generous enough, but, by keeping the expectations low, it is easier to function rather than expecting perfect functioning from the start.

forgive the rambling here, it might be easier to read sometime in the middle of the night, when you are bleary-eyed

hang in there

this, too, shall pass


  1. i read once that many families feel that after 9 months, not 6 months, they feel more adjusted.
    great title :-D

  2. Hi,

    As you know, the Torah Homeschooling Conference in Baltimore is scheduled for Memorial Day weekend 2013 (May 24 - 28, after Shavuos).

    We are assembling a binder full of information to hand out to attendees, and would like to include some blog postings to inspire the novice as well as veteran homeschool family, and perhaps open up the wide world of blogging to those who may be unfamiliar with it.

    Your blog is always chok full of insights and ideas, so we'd like to ask if you might have a favorite something you'd like to submit for inclusion. Any topic would be welcomed , as long as it relates to Jewish homeschooling. Of course, if you know of any Jewish HS bloggers that we may not know of, please forward this message to them as well.

    Deadline for submissions is Sunday, May 5th. Please feel free to call with any questions, or simply send your writing to me before that time so I can pass everything to the Binder committee in time to have it included.

    Many thanks!

    Yael Quittner
    (347) 232-9000