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I've been up since the buttcrack of dawn - 3:45 to be exact. Sleep has always been easy for me, but lately I've been waking up around 2am and struggling to get back to sleep.
Even though we built Lu (ds9) his own bedroom last year, he still often sleeps with us (more often than not actually). So, I just cuddle up to him and wait an hour or so for sleep to kick back in.
But today it came a bit later - around 3am. I cuddled a bit, but it was useless, I was wide awake. Cha (dh) always wakes up at 4am, and was surprised to see me up and making coffee before him.

Being awake that early gives me this weird going-to-the-airport feeling, and on top of that, it's been drizzling for the last two hours. Dark and drizzly, and I'm just now seeing the first light.
I'm pretty sure my new sleep pattern has a lot to do with the extra energy I have from quitting smoking (7 weeks now!), and from no longer dancing (bad knees as of last April) - not needing to sleep/rest as much as before.

Lu just woke up and already has the yo-yo action going on. It's been several weeks now of being glued to the thing.
The other day I heard Cha saying something like - "Look how much you've progressed with that yo-yo. You see! Look how good you get when you focus on something."

In the homeschool circuit there's always somebody talking about finding passion. Now, I know all about passion. I had one since I can remember. My passion was dance, and that was that.
Sure I liked other things, but nothing as much as dance - nothing enough to take my attention away from dance. For me, school was a 7 hour wait in hell that I had to endure 5 times a week, until that bell rang.
Then I was free to run home, turn on the music and dance, or go to dance class. Not science, music, math, the books they gave me to read, nor dreaded P.E. were ever of any interest at all to me.

Lu, on the other hand, doesn't have that kind of one-tracked mind.
He has genuine interest in many things... so many things that it's not actually possible to do all of them each week, or even each month.
Instead, Lu does one at a time, consistently and even compulsively, for a week or so.
He then moves on to a million other things, in equally short and intense doses, eventually returning to each one after a few months. Read Full Post

Updated 03-21-2012 at 01:08 PM by Gabriela

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  1. Shelli Pabis's Avatar
    I had trouble commenting on your site, so I'll do it here. I know what you mean! I see that my 5yo is learning so much and I wonder if we could just unschool completely. I see no reason in trying it for awhile or at least keeping the lessons short so that the rest of the day can be his to do what he wishes! At least for now, that's my approach. Good luck to you!
  2. Gabriela's Avatar
    Thanks Shelli. I'm curious to see how our styles transform over the next couple of years.
    And yeah, I couldn't post on your blog the other day either.
    Maybe it's a blogger vs. wordpress thing.
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