This is what the three year old picked out for his own lunch today. I was making BLT's, and he said, "No Bacon!!" When I had the fridge open, he pulled out the radishes, celery and mini cucumbers. He ended up eating three of the mini cucumbers (each about 5 inches long!). All that's left of the celery on his plate here are the strings! And this was just the first helping. He had double that much, easily - and two slices of bread. He asked for a third slice of bread but I didn't give it to him. My daughter used to eat like this when she was little. She would get into a loaf of bread and finish the whole thing off. When we went out to eat, she would order a side salad, then fill up on the free saltine crackers on the table and take the salad home for dinner. I guess birds of a feather flock together. She and the three year old have an extra close bond. Funny that they share this trait too.
For now though, I need to run to the store, then to the thrift store. I still need to add a barn to the mural I'm working on at church, and I'd like to make time to create a better homeschool plan - at least for next week. I've been winging it all year and it's not going as well as I would like. We do okay, but I'm finding myself thinking each day, "Now where were we? What was it I wanted to do next?" So a more concrete plan should help. We've been homeschooling for 15 years now, so I don't mind winging it, and I don't get too stressed out about a schedule. As long as we're making progress we're good. The seven year old is the only one in school right now anyway, and he's doing 4th-5th grade work despite being 2nd grade age, so like I said, I'm not too worried about it. It would just make it easier on me each day to not have to think twice about what the "next thing" is. I also really need to put up new house numbers and a new daycare sign on the side of the house, do some re-arranging to make the bedroom more functional, and prep my preschool projects for the week for the daycare. Anyway, that's my (way too full) plan for the day (oh yeah, and it's already 1:30!). We'll see how much I get done! For now, I'm off to the store.