It's been a good week, a busy week.
But it's also been a week of self-doubt, pity parties and wanting to get off the jolly thing before I'm sick all down the front of my shirt....
When I say it's been a good week, I feel like it's been pretty balanced - nobody has had a major hissy-fit or a tear-fest or even a breakdown - we've had some fun and I think we've all learned something.
We tie-dyed some old pillow cases, and began our photographic recipe index cards, we finished off one section in our Science program with a trip to the blood bank (where I donated and the kids got a choccy, sticker and a tattoo!!!! where's the justice in that???), and began our study into the islands of Hawaii.
We have been looking after friends' cats and chickens while they are away, and the children have been thrilled with the "hunting for the eggs" game and cuddling with big furry, balls of purring happiness.
There has been wild hilarity after I told the kids that their favourite presenter on their favourite TV show (Michala's Wild Challenge) is actually called (I kid you not) Ellie Harrison. They both believe that she has been named after them!!!! How can you burst that sort of bubble eh?!
I received actual certificates from the QLD government stating that I am a Home Educator for Ellie and Harri (thankyou Home Education Unit - they are quite pretty certificates!) and I am having a National Education Standard tester coming on Monday to check that our work standard is up to scratch.
Although I requested this procedure, I have been riddled with "oh my goodness, what am I doing" negative thoughts, all week. What if I find out that what we've been doing, just isn't enough, or not of a high enough standard? Aaaaaagh. Why do I do these things to myself?
Hmmmmm. Could it be that I think peace of mind is over rated???? Surely not......