Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Thoughts on motherhood!

This afternoon, Louis-Justin and I went to the movies to see "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" in 3D. My little guy looked very geeky with the huge glasses, it was actually adorable! I thought the movie was great. I even cried a few times. I'm so emotional!

The movie was obviously in French since that's our first language, but it's kind of funny because if I translate the French title to English, it would be something like "It's Raining Hamburgers". Which is kind of weird since you can clearly see meatballs and not hamburgers on the picture.

I feel so lucky and blessed to be staying at home with my little boy! I would be so sad if he were going to school... I'm totally comfortable with my decision to homeschool. Actually, I realized a few days ago that my philosophy is probably closer to unschooling than homeschooling. If you're curious, you can read about it here: Unschooling - Wikipedia.

Louis-Justin is smart, creative, imaginative, witty and he loves learning. I'm not worried at all because he already knows how to count to 80 in French and 16 in English. He always gets compliments on his extended vocabulary (in French) and he already knows a bit of English. (He tells me "I love you" every day!) He invents stories, talks about his feelings, swims without aids, plays nicely with younger and older kids, has long conversations with adults, is interested in many things and asks questions, has swimming lessons and acting lessons... The only thing he doesn't seem too interested in so far is drawing. I don't believe in forcing him, so we sometimes try and sit at the kitchen table together with paper and markers, but he gets bored in less than 5 minutes, so we end up doing other things.

So I'm happy to spend most of my days with my son. He makes me laugh all the time! I've been making juice popsicles for him these days and he calls them "popsicoons" - no idea why, but it cracks me up! I still spend a few hours a day working, but I can do it at night when Louis-Justin is asleep or during the day if he's watching a movie or playing with his figurines or his trains... It works for me! And he usually goes to my mom's house one afternoon a week, which is a nice break for me.

Have I ever said how much I love being a mom?! :) For those of you who are parents... What do you like the most about it?

Julie xox

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