NO — although it seems to be contagious right now in blogland, I am not having another baby. Whew!
Our big family news is that the last wayward member of our family of 4 is about to come home. Meaning, DH/Eggmaster has his last day of his out-of-the-house job tomorrow. And from then on, he’s working from home!
You may not be surprised that my homeschooling friends are envious — except the ones who have already managed all family members at home — while my other friends wonder how we will survive. I wonder that a little too, of course, but mainly I think it will be great.
This is part of how we’ll manage the no-nanny arrangement. Eggmaster will have to work from home, not just be home, but the girls can certainly handle themselves with an adult standing by for emergencies. Eggmaster has said that he’d like to work with the girls on math and science during his lunch break (he’ll keep fairly conventional hours, at least to start), which should be nice for all. Violet has been peeking into her new Challenge Math book since getting back from camp, and she is looking forward to doing calculus with dad, who is a big calculus fan. (Victoria would have been named Isaac, after Isaac Newton.) Challenge Math has a nice intro to graphing equations too!
[A side note: I want to cover radicals and negative numbers in greater depth during the next year — fall 2009 I’m thinking we may try Art of Problem Solving algebra, and that’s what she needs to work on first. A lot of slightly older kids go right from Singapore 6 into AOPS, but Violet needs more time. What resources have you got for me?]
But that’s not this week — this week Eggmaster gets a few days off before heading off to get oriented at the new place (and then returning to telecommute), and we have friends from India staying with us a few days. Violet still seems worn out from camp, too, though she is dying to start lessons on Chinese Pod. That may have to wait until next week too.
If, next week, you don’t hear from us, either we are in a state of total bliss or we have gone insane from the closeness.