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Monday Monday

I spent a fun filled weekend surrounded by sweet friends and family.  Reminding me how blessed I am to be here in Equator, Florida.  I never ever thought I’d say that.  Even though progress finally brought us a Super Wal Mart and Super Target.

And a drive-thru Starbucks.

I spent Saturday night around the kitchen table with my mother-in-law and Fiddledaddy’s 3 sisters, laughing until ChocoVine spewed from my nose.

Good times.

We’ve all caught the couponing bug and we had a time of show and tell, presenting our various coupon boxes and notebooks.  We then graduated to helping my mother-in-law acquire more space for her stockpile.  While my father-in-law was otherwise occupied.

Sunday night was dedicated to sharing a meal with some of our very dearest friends and their children.  Comparing parenting notes, and making each other feel oh so much better about our various parenting predicaments.

On an unrelated topic, we start homeschooling today.

Hold me.

When I wasn’t caught up in the wonder of good friends and laughter, the rest of the weekend was spent in the fetal position questioning my decision to homeschool my 3 high spirited children.  For the 7th year in a row.

I’m beginning to make plans for the annual Curriculum Round-up, and will post the date as soon as I think one up.  ALSO, stay tuned the annual Big IQ Kids giveaway.  I LOVE that company.

Have a terrific Monday, everyone!

7 Responses to Monday Monday

  • We school year round and take our breaks throughout the year. We had most of June off, and started back 2 weeks ago. This is our 12th year. I have found myself in the fetal position more than once, and question my sanity. 🙂

    But, it is totally worth it. Blessings and prayers to you.

  • After a wild and fabulous VBS (I was in charge – found out last year that to try to do school during VBS week was insane!), we are also starting back to school today!

    Thinking about an afternoon field trip to Dairy Queen, you know, for the kids. 😉

    Have a super day!!

  • You know all the work is worth it though
    We don’t home school anymore. The kids are grown.
    We started with a 7 and 9 year old and continued until my son ,the eldest, was 17 and wanted to do college. He went to the 6th form college for 2 years and has just finished university this year. My daughter followed on the next year and has 1 more year of university.
    I loved our home ed years and the kids both say they are glad we did it.

  • So proud of you to home school! The schools up here are not as good as they once were and if I had kids old enough for school, I’d be homeschooling. I hope my daughter does that for her children.

  • Good luck with your first day back to school. I always vote for half days the first week back. Just a couple subjects is my favorite way to ease back into things! 🙂

  • So glad to know I’m not the only SAHHM who is regularly found in the fetal position. I have thought about year round schooling and would love to give it a try but it didn’t work for us this year. Now to figure out how to homeschool a 3rd grader while wrangling a 3 year old, 2 year old and 4 month old. Fun times!

  • You can do it! We just graduated our son, in May, after twelve sweet years of homeschooling. (Clearly, I’m still on a “we’re done!” high. Not all of those years were sweet!)

    I loved, loved those days, but admit that this has been my best summer ever. I haven’t thought about buying curriculum, preparing attendance sheets or transcript building … and then there is that little thing blessing called naivety; I’m clueless about the challenges of the next season – college.

    There is a time for everything — a season for everything under the sun…

    P.S. While he goes to college, I’ll go back to work at our homeschool co-op. Some things are hard to let go of. “Co-op, I can’t quit you…”