Originally Posted by sheaffer
HAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!! This dream stuff is hilarious! Maybe the likeness to lady parts is that the baby will be a girl? And I like the idea of the velcro meaning it's gonna stick :) Fun! And the lion thing could mean a leo/virgo cusp baby? When is your due date @Metasequoia?
Confession- I'm doubting weather I can handle homeschooling DD2- she's so spirited, and moody, and I try everything under the sun to try to get her to be agreeable, and it's such a struggle. Parenting her and having her be cooperative alongside a birth, a newborn, a 2 yr old, and an 11 yr old....yikes. I'm stressing already, and I promised myself less stress this pregnancy! Any homeschooling mamas with super creative, high-spirited, emotional, and very vibrant kiddos have any tricks up your sleeves?!!?
9/14 - probably a Virgo. I was thinking last night about sex...not THAT sex, gender. :) A girl would be a shaker-upper, that's for sure. I haven't had a baby girl in 11 years! I think I've gotten used to little boys... I'll take whatever I get gladly. :)
My Dd2 is also extremely spirited - always has been. She has mellowed out a lot the past few years. She was such a pistol as a toddler - I'd say from ages 3-6 were the most "spirited." I remember when she was 3-something and I can't remember if Ds was in my belly or if he'd been born yet but we were in line at the store and Dd2 was yanking on my clothes shouting, "I WANT A DUSHIE NOWWWW!!!" (dushie = nurse) Those were some tough years. Oddly, she's also my most sensitive child (or maybe not so odd.)
I've been thankful that I chose this homeschooling path especially with her because she was a late reader (didn't really get it until age 10) and knowing her personality, if she'd been pushed at all, she would have shut down and hated it. I was especially hands-off with her and I knew she'd pick it up when she was ready. And as the case usually is, she's my most agile and athletic child (though Ds1 might be tied with her.) Dd1 is brainy, not sensitive and not overly athletic. Ds2 just breaks stuff.
How old is your Dd2 @sheaffer? You really don't need to DO any kind of curriculum-type homeschooling with her. In our state (PA), we have to do testing (at home) in grades 3, 5 & 8 - that's it. And it doesn't matter how poorly they do, just that they show some progress over the years. Dd2 couldn't even read for her 3rd grade test so she just drew all over it. :) Other than that, we need to hand in a portfolio each year and that's easy-peasy - just a few samples of subjects like a little story, a science experiment they did, a list of books they read (or had read to them), etc.
I'd worry about being labeled in school. Out of my own kids, the only one I really think that could happen with is Ds1 but only because he's a big bundle of 7-year-old boy energy, you know? He doesn't have ADHD or ADD, he's just a typical boy who needs to be running around outside, climbing trees and exploring his world - which is how kids are supposed to learn.