Monday, September 29, 2008

Things Change

So it has been like a whole month since I last blogged. It has been a very bad month at the Hatch home. Mom was sick and is still trying to get better. I don´t know what I got, but it knocked me out with fatigue and nausea and a really bad headache. We all say that whatever Sandra my mother in law had when she came back from watching my kids at the beginning of the year had I also got too. We both never figured out what that was. All my tests came back negative and after 3 or 4 blood drawings I was sick of that. If you all don´t know I have the worst veins in the world and to get one draw out of me is pretty good. So I have been laying around for the last month and a half. My wonderful husband has been running the house and the kids. Last week I started getting more of my appetite back and energy, just in the nick of time too. After having a few of the kids turned away at school for not having the right uniform last week and seeing that the twins are not learning anything at the school except how to play on a jungle gym Josh came to a conclusion that we were done with the whole Mexican school system. We have been talking about homeschooling since we got here, but it always felt overwhelming to me with all five, but after talking about it and looking into some of the programs that are out there, Josh pulled the kids out last week. The kids were excited to hear that they don´t have to wear uniforms anymore. So when Josh comes home he gets the kids ready for bed and gets lessons ready for them for the next day. We ordered the program for the kids and are waiting for the books to get here. I am really excited about it. They took placement tests and we realized that they are all a year behind, so we have paid a lot of money this past year and they didn´t learn a thing. The program is excellerated so I am hoping by the time we move back to the states (wish I knew when that was) they will all be up to their grade level again. The twins have an advantage and will be way ahead since they are just starting kindergarten. All keep you all posted on the whole Homeschooling thing to let you know if we are still all alive.

5 comments:

Arian said...

So good to talk to you today. We really shouldn't let so much time pass, especially now that you have a phone number that works! Let me know when you think you guys will head this way again. Not sure where we are moving or how much room we'll have in the house but we sure would love to see you guys! Good luck with home schooling and keep me updated.

Marcia said...

I didn't know all this was going on. Sorry to hear you've been feeling so sick and for a long time! You are a great teacher, and I hope it all works out for you and the kids. You are a great mom who is sacrificing a lot for your family. Poor Josh too. Big hugs to everyone!!! Talk to you soon...

Laura and Jimmy said...

wow, good for you! that's a tough decision to make! i bet they will catch up fast with such a good teacher. :) I love the blinkie you have up top. too funny.

Laura and Jimmy said...

...and i'm glad you're feeling better!

Michelle and Adam said...

Hey Jennie, - Janette Turner (don't know if you remember her from the ward) home schools her kids too. She may have some good suggestions, or at least some tips!

Alaska is good. We just bought a house here, well actually in Northpole. It's a fixer-upper, but at least we won't be in a one bedroom anymore!