Friday, October 27, 2006

I am a real person

I spent the whole morning thinking about how little of myself I've shared here. Part of that is because I had no camera with which to share anything, and part is because I don't know how much is appropriate, really. That thin line between what I'm knitting and how crazy our life is here. I can show you the sweater I'm knitting for the boy, but can I show the journey it took to get there? Do I show the baby ripping it out while she giggles? Can I show another photo of my boys using #15s for swords? How about my two year old, pantless, sitting on the floor and 'pedalling' my spinning wheel?
It's insane, people, to homeschool with four children. Insane. Some days we have history of knitting, complete with sheep discussion and the Knifty Knitter. We watch mom draft a bit ( but not spin, as the brake on my wheel disintegrated and the new one isn't working well) and then it all breaks down. Most days are a bit of Math and History and teaching the five year old to read. It takes a couple of hours and is mostly chaos, but I guess it works.
So, dear reader (I've always wanted to say that, but I really do mean it) I leave you with two pictures. One is of myself, so you can see that I'm a real person. You have no idea how many of these I took of myself so as not to have a double chin or crossed eyes. The other photograph is of my morning, all wrapped up.
Have a great day.

4 comments:

Kirsten said...

Oh, that second photo is priceless! I look at it and it brings me back, 12ish years ago, and two little smudged faces, fussing at me. Ah, those were the days! ;)

I must say, you look very together and stylish in your photo. I'd never know, looking at it that you are a homeschooling mother of 4!

Thanks for the comment on my blog. I was at Rhinebeck on Saturday, in a frenzy of fiber madness! It was great! I agree that next year you should sneak out under the cover of darkness and have a day all to yourself and your friend in fiber. I hit the Fold at 9:30 and it was already packed.

Karen said...

You are adorable. As is the face the baby is making. :)

Karen said...

You're just as pretty as I remembered. I like the new hair do!

mamma said...

Wow, I wish I looked that good in the morning. I'm sah but I don't homeschool. I'm in awe.