When Does School Start?

Don’t tell the children – we aren’t going to fully begin school until Monday.


We’ve been doing a little math here and some reading there, but nothing serious. It’s not completely my fault. Oh, I wanted to get back on track, waking up early and hitting those books with a jam-packed schedule, but the house has been full of children ever since New Year’s Day.

And I’m not talking about the five who live here.

Let’s see, New Year’s Day we had a party. The evening came to an end much too soon so we begged to have the five P. children over for the night. They stayed until mid morning Wednesday when I returned them to their (very cheerful and refreshed looking) mother. I couldn’t just ‘drop and run,’ I had to stay for a little visit. Just being polite, you understand. There went the morning and lunch time.

stuffing their faces?

In the afternoon another friend called to see if she could come over for coffee and computer work (two of my favorite things). I somehow managed to end my exciting school planning session and welcome her crew of kiddos.

No school.

Today we had MORE visitors. Some dear friends are home from serving in Africa for a year. The parents had a meeting today and the two boys needed a place to go.

let's play a game

Joshua and the boys played an incredibly LONG game of Axis and Allies.

You see how we suffer, forced to sleep in every morning and then visit with friends all day.

Kids galore and no school, it’s a difficult life.

Of course, Monday is going to hit everyone pretty hard. This late night blogger is going to feel it the most, I’m afraid. I have a LOT to do before then.

  1. Christmas cards to finish (don’t worry, I’ve started calling them Happy New Year cards).
  2. Pictures to upload for our 2007 Family Newsletter (the one I’m pointing everyone to on our New Year’s cards)
  3. A school schedule to plan.
  4. Chore charts to type up
  5. Some curriculum to order
  6. A new blogging plan (one that actually allows me to get some sleep) to discover.

And that’s not including the general laundry, house cleaning, and meal prep that requires constant attention.

Fire up the French Press and pass the coffee beans!

How about your family? When does your school (home or otherwise) resume? Did your children go back to school Wednesday? Anyone else easing into school a little slowly? Do you think a true night owl can get to bed early enough to wake up before 8 am on a regular basis? What time does your homeschool begin?

can we go to the beach?

It’s much too rainy and gray here in WA, let’s move this game to Lake Michigan. Um, you boys are a little over-dressed for the beach!

Gotta love that Photoshop! :)

Project 366 – Day 3

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8 thoughts on “When Does School Start?”

  1. WHERE IS THE picture at the top of your blog?

    Where do all the extra kids sleep at your house?

    I love your energy and welcoming spirit.

    I am MOST proud of you, my dear Katherine. Love, AK

  2. I feel about like that. I’m starting a January class next Monday, and I had really hoped to have all the reading done ahead of time. It’s not going to happen. But of course I couldn’t help it, there has been football on every moment I’m not working!

  3. No school for us either until Monday. We seem to have gotten stuck on this “to bed at about midnight and up around 9:30″ schedule. (the whole family that is) We now have 3 days to reschedule ourselves. UGHHHH.

  4. Hehe! We havent officially started school due to the plumbing and doctors and Seahawks Game and Gymnastics Meet! And some other stuff but I (being very responsible :) ) Decided to do my Math these past few days! So I have done a teeny tiny bit of school! Plus we keep getting new games from relatives that “have” to be played at least 10 times! Also it probly would help if we could finish a game of Scattergories! Haha but I suspect that Mama is going have us start this Monday! Wish us Luck!

  5. The kids head back to school on Monday. We have also been enjoying late nights up and late mornings sleeping . . but that will all change on Monday. During the school week I try to get in bed by 11:30 and then read until 12 midnight because I get up at 7:15 each morning to get the kids ready for school. I am thinking about getting up at 5:30 and heading to the gym before the day starts for everyone else but I am not sure if I am motivated enough to crawl out of bed 4 times a week to do that . . .we will see :-)
    Emily SHS

  6. I’m beginning to think that we’ve never actually started our school year.

    We never finished reading Tabitha.

    My ds never finished his “December” photo/writing project.

    My dd still has not completed her science experiment from the second week of December.

    We’ve given up Henty’s story of Wallace and Bruce (but don’t tell Holly that).

    I’ve allowed her to drop Artistic Pursuits (which I love) and join the 365 Project so I can count SOMETHING towards art this year.

    I’m ready to begin again, but I need to go back to September!

  7. I never did do our Christmas cards either, but it wasn’t because I didn’t have time. It was because didn’t have a very good picture.

    WHOO HOOO! I just found the French Press post on your blog that I’ve been looking for. THANKS for highlighting it in this post!

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