Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Airhead is Me

Man did we blow it. We are sending in our home schooling curricula way late this year, and I can't understand how we let it slide for so long. Not only are we behind in sending in the end of year assessment, but we forgot to send in the designation forms, as well. We did it last year around March, and here we are in September. Can't let this happen again. We also no longer qualify for the curricula exemption until the next two years, but these are all a bunch of formalities.

Today is Wednesday and though we had some grand plans to get out and hit the town, maybe see friends, it looks like we're home bound once again, but that's not a bad thing, the kids have so much fun doing their own thing, once again a testament to not watching TV and not having their hands held in school.

We actually got back into the school work gig and it really comes so easy for A. She is so intuitive. With N it's a little harder because he's so distracted and can't sit still, but I think the free form learning is better for his active demeanor. He does so well when he calmly sits and focuses, he is a good reader, but mostly he just wants to run and play. It doesn't seem to interest him as much as his sister, which is good because I don't sense that they compete over it.

Now that Fall is upon us, it's time to consider the year's activities, and I need to come up with a plan, not to mention an academic calendar. Things run so smoothly that they run right past you. Have to get our acts together. Considering many activities for the kids, but love the idea of horses and music for both of them, though mainly A. She has expressed no interest in competitive sports, so soccer was put on hold. N wants to wait, he has reservations for some reason, but wants to do tennis.

We're still working on the kittens, not sure how this one will work out, but I think it will happen soon. R is adamantly against it, I've had to beg, kick and scream to make this happen, and I know she's just waiting for something to go wrong, and it will go wrong, so that she can feel vindicated and tear my head off and say, "I told you so." I'm willing to deal with this dark cloud over my head if it means getting the kids a much wanted pet. I don't know why she has to be so negative, but it makes me stressed knowing that my head is on the chopping block, but again, I'm happy to be the fall guy for my kids.

There's so much to do around the house, so much to do with the family, and believe it or not, we are going on vacation once again in November. I can't believe it, but it's for real.

Until the next time, thanks for reading.

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