While checking out at the grocery store, the cashier commented on how many kids I had with me. I wasn't sure if she was wondering why they weren't in school, or what. She went on to ask if they were all mine and if that was all the kids I had. She said she'd like to have 4 but doesn't have any yet. Her final comment was that I have great kids; so well-behaved in the store she didn't even know they were there. Some kids are so loud, apparently, that you hear them before you see them! Actually, I've been there more than once with my own children screaming at the top of their lungs. However, now that they're older they know better, and we often get compliments on their behavior. It makes a mommy feel good; thanks kids!
Since we were at the store this morning, we did not get any school work done yet. So, we are having lunch as I 'speak' and will begin our school day this afternoon. We picked up our 3rd book in 'The American Adventure' series today at the library, so I expect we'll have to start reading that tonight. I actually can't wait to get started, and I know the kids are excited. Maybe we'll have time to read a little before we start our Math and English.....
Hailey is a very crafty girl; she loves to draw, paint, work with clay, etc. She's always coming up with some new toy she's made for the cats, or making beds (or crowns) for her stuffed animals. So, we have lots of art 'stuff' in the house to accomodate her need to create. She has face painting pencils, and got those out yesterday to paint Corbin's face. He loves it when she does that, and they ended up putting it on arms, legs and tummies, as "war paint" I was told. What war?
This is one of the things I love about homeschooling. We have the time to draw, read, play with face paint, sing or dance, and play games. And we still get our work done. Some days are better than others, but I am so happy we are home together. I did not have time or the inclination when I worked to do any of those things. Nor did we really have the money for extra activities like baseball, swimming, or dance. Now, we still have to be sensible, but we have both the time and the resources to do some of those things. Logan and Hailey will be playing baseball beginning in April with a home school team. Corbin will play t-ball with 5-7 year olds. They will also be taking swim lessons again in a few weeks at the YMCA.