When Do We Get to This Homeschooling Business?

Egads, life gets busy with the pageant and summer craziness!

I keep meaning to finish this algebra curriculum I’m reviewing and days pass between times we get to it.  It’s a shame, since Jack was rocking at it and I really need to hurry and post the review, but summer is so chaotic.

What happened to lazy summer days?  Daryl and the girls are busy with the pageant every night from about 5:30 on, which means we have really early suppers.  We just finished Jack’s swimming lessons, which ran daily from noon to one (he passed!) and there’s library club and events we’re helping out at and all of these little things that eat away at the days.

Tomorrow is the start of our town’s “Fun Days,” which means it’s a sort of carnival atmosphere (minus any rides or real attractions).  Daryl is teaching old time instruments like dulcimers, spoons and washboards at the museum.  There will be mayhem in the park and fireworks across from our house in the evening.

There may be a parade.  I hope not.  I absolutely loathe the Minnesota tradition of hurling small, stale, cheap, junky candy by the fistful into the street for children to gather up like beggars as tanks, tractors and fire trucks roll towards them.  Is that just a Minnesota thing or is that all over now?  I am not a fan.

Fun Days will continue Sunday.  That will be plenty of fun for me.  😉

Then Monday it’s back to rehearsals, as opening night nears and the frenzy heightens.

Somehow we’re going to do some of the following anyway:

  • Run in the sprinkler
  • Do science experiments outside
  • Watch some more of that algebra video
  • Do art
  • Finish Dies Drear
  • Make goodies
  • Play outside
  • Finish cleaning out Daryl’s den, paint it and convert it to Victoria’s new bedroom
  • Fill the sandbox with more sand so the kids can properly play in it
  • Make more goodies
  • Read “A Little History of the World”
  • Fill the wading pool with fun stuff
  • Ride bikes together
  • Eat salads from the garden
  • Relax outside in the shade.  Lots.

And now, there may be some tornado-like action coming so I’m going to go batten down the hatches.

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5 thoughts on “When Do We Get to This Homeschooling Business?

  1. I’m getting the impression there’s no whining about being bored then? 😉
    I put up a list of fun ideas on the fridge for my son and his friend (who comes over every day…all day) to help spark creativity. Its worked wonderfully.
    I find forts up in his room, new drawings, board games pulled out (when they haven’t been touched in ages), and craft stuff used regularly.

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  2. Sounds like you guys have been very busy. Same thing happening here. Thought it would be easy to do some light summer school three days a week to keep us fresh, so many plans happening it is hard to keep that schedule. Our town has three parades a year with all the junky candy a kid could want.
    Blessings
    Diane
    .-= Diane´s last blog ..What we are Reading and Costumes =-.

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  3. Sounds like you guys have been very busy. Same thing happening here. Thought it would be easy to do some light summer school three days a week to keep us fresh, so many plans happening it is hard to keep that schedule. Our town has three parades a year with all the junky candy a kid could want.
    Blessings
    Diane
    .-= Diane´s last blog ..What we are Reading and Costumes =-.

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