Wednesday, August 20, 2008

'Twas the night before...

School! In our district, regular kids go back to school tomorrow. Poor them. We are the irregular ones...or not? Homeschooling is becoming more and more mainstream. We have already started his official 2nd grade year.

When he realized that the neighbor kids were going to be gone all day, his response was, "That stinks."
I replied, "That means we get the neighborhood all to ourselves!"
He said, "But they have to be in school all day!"

I remind him of this when he's complaining of school work and chores at home. He's got it so good! I was nervous last year, as the first day of school drew near. Was I doing the right thing? This year, I am fully sure we are. Everyone does what is right for their family, and this is certainly right for us.

Today was the NBTS (not back to school picnic), which is always fun. This group is a group of mainly unschoolers (see Mama P or Lifedreamed for those of you who don't know what that is). This group has always been so nice, eventhough we don't necessarily unschool. I even invited someone from church who is considering homeschooling, and they dove right it taking care of her. What great people!

We're gearing up for St. Louis this weekend! My sister's bachelorette party will be there. It will be a fun time. Dueling piano bar, Trader Joes, heaven.


juliecache said...

You know, I kind of had the same thought as jr. today. It stinks. My oldest is at the high school, full time. she reports that it is not much more demanding than attending half days like last year. And I'm thinking, "You spent the entire day in prison, I mean, a desk. are you sure you want to do this?"

christine said...

You're back! I'm so happy! I had almost given up on you blogging again. ;-)

I was bummed to miss the NBTS picnic, the kids were with the in-laws for the day.

It's nice to know I'm not the only one whose kids have it so easy but still complain about school.

I hope you're having a great weekend!