Great Distractions

08 Feb

Yesterday we babysat my niece.

We’ll be doing this a few times throughout the year in an effort to keep our precious little Aria out of daycare.

I planned school work that we could take with us to complete, knowing that we have to be able to continue school when we are called to babysit.

But how do you mothers of little ones do it?  My hat goes off to you!

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These little cherubs are a great distraction.

They have a magnetic power about them that is near impossible to resist.

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Every time we visit, she’s learned something new that we want to delight in with her.

This time it was walking unassisted just everywhere.

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And we just can’t help but enjoy her.

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It’s not nearly as interesting as Little Miss.

Can one get credit for time spent with their baby cousin?

Is “Child Development” or “Parenthood Training” a HEU accredited subject?

Reckon I could list it under SOSE or something??



Posted by on February 8, 2014 in Family Life


5 responses to “Great Distractions

  1. Jen C

    February 8, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    What a fantastic Aunty you are!! I really have an issue with daycare so keeping little Aria out of it is such a wonderful thing for you to do. It will be interesting to see how you run your homeschool with an added blessing 😀 I am schooling three (the oldest two 19 and 17 are studying online) that are 13, 11, and 6 and have a ten month old. Still haven’t found a proper groove yet!

  2. Tracey

    February 8, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Aria is ten months too and too cute not to play with. Quite possible the biggest obstacle to homeschooling ever. But we’re just like putty in her little hands and cherishing the time to watch her grow. 🙂

  3. theeastwing

    February 8, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Family and Community Studies is a NSW HSC course … Your little men are obviously doing that as an accelerated enrichment course ;-p

    As for us, we do bookwork whilst our Miss is asleep and schedule practical or independant work for while she is awake. As she grows her decreasing interest in sleep is matched by an increasing interest/insistence in sitting at the school table ‘working’.

    K x

    • Tracey

      February 8, 2014 at 11:46 pm

      Ah yes that would be it! 🙂
      Well that’s the plan. Independent work while she’s awake and read alouds and group work while she sleeps.

  4. Lisa

    February 9, 2014 at 7:36 am

    I remember my neighbour once introducing me to her newest little “time waster” … it really made me laugh out loud.
    How could one not be besotted with that cute little girl! She’s so cute.


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