Actually it's the big girl we were making room for. She's becoming increasingly interested in formalish sort of learning on a daily basis and we decided to consolidate her books and most of her supplies in one central location.
We packed up books that had been on shelves in the bedroom and shelves in the dining room and made space for them on shelves in the playroom. Now all of her school books and educational games are in the playroom. General reading books are spread out all over the house. We love books!
The boy moved two shelves of his books up to his bedroom to give the big girl space.
We also loaded up a big box of textbooks that the boy is finished with and we'll Freecycle those for other homeschoolers to use. By the time the big girl is ready for high school level sciences and math we'll want newer books. I suppose the geometry books would still be fine, but I know the science books will be outdated by then.
The next project up is moving all of the big girl's art and craft supplies onto shelves in the playroom. They're currently housed in various locations - on top of the refrigerator, on top of the computer armoire, and on shelves in the bedroom. We need a high shelf location so the baby girl doesn't have unauthorized access and I think have a spot above the school books.
- A 40 something mama meandering through life an 8 year old girl (the big girl) who is a ball of lightening and a 5 year old girl (the baby girl) who brightens our lives with her smiles. I'm grounded by my 40 something husband and partner (the hubster) whose quirky mannerisms brighten my days. Our family is rounded out with with an eclectic 21 year old boy-man (the boy) who I hardly ever right about now since he's off starting his own life.
I've been a single mama, married mama, divorced mama, career mama, SAHM, and WAHM. There was a short time of my life when I wasn't a mama, but that was a LONG time ago!
I hold an AA, BS, and MA and most say I'm wasting them by devoting my intellectual capabilities and energy in the nurture of the wee ones that I've been entrusted to raise, but there is nothing else I'd rather be doing these days. :)
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