All of the above hairstyles (except Joanna's bunches because she plays with them of course) actually last a week or more! Depending on if my girls remember to wear their hair caps, and how small your "rows" or "sections" are. They all take about 15min- 30 min DONE! So I know people ask me all the time what do you do to their hair- do you do it every day- UMMM....NO WAY!!! Unless Abigail wants to wear it down- which is GORGEOUS! Then I do have to do a quick comb through every day. I will post more styles as I do them if I do different ones and remember to take a picture. ;)
Lately I have gotten in the habit of "redoing" hair on Sunday afternoon before church (we go in the afternoon/evening time), but sometimes I will stagger hair time so I only do one girl a day. Either way there are tons of styles that don't take long that last at least a week or so.
OK so we have been busy around here this week! Yesterday and today was testing day in the Wright home for homeschooling. Some states, like Louisiana don't require anything :) just a letter stating you are homeschooling and how many students you have. Some require A LOT like PA I believe has crazy laws. Most have somewhere in between where you test or do a profile that has to be reviewed once a year.
Our tester was AWESOME!!!!! Christian lady who loves homeschooling and did it herself! She was so great with our kiddos and all our "special issues" ;) he he he..... Only the oldest 6 have to test right now so we did 3 tests each day and I had wonderful friends help look after the other kiddos so we had a quieter house to test in. They all did so very well and I am so very proud. Come to think of it, really it just reaffirmed me in teaching.
I think before this I was still leery on how good of a teacher I am. You know self doubt can creep in easily! What I have to say to anyone thinking about or already doing home school. God created us to be a family. Yes there are people who don't or can't teach their own children and that is fine!!! Not worried, but if you are feeling a nudge or did feel and now you are worried. Don't be. I was pretty much right on where I thought my kids would be! That reminds me that although my children struggle in areas that some of my other children don't struggle in, that is not my fault.
Did you hear that? Your children were created by THE ALMIGHTY PERFECTLY!!! If they struggle it is not your fault!!!! It happens. Can you help them? Sometimes, but not always. Sometimes you can do all you can to help them. You can study research, buy more curricula, and pull your hair out and the only thing that changes is you are now bald. FOR REAL!
Sometimes just when you thought all hope was lost and your child would never learn such and such......they do it! And you jump for joy and start
So just a pick me up from me to all of you wonderful moms out there. I am NOT perfect! I totally make huge mistakes all the time. I try and try again. Sometimes I fail, sometimes I fail miserably, sometimes God moves those mountains, and sometimes I have to move and get out of the way for HIM! I pray this encourages each of you homeschooling mommas and public schoolers! YOU ALL ROCK!!! :)