Well, we started school today! Our homeschooling co-op began last week, but today was the first official day of our family school.
Look at the kind of students I’m getting.
I’m exhausted already. Is it Friday yet?
We’ve got charts and schedules, new instructor’s guides, fresh books, old textbooks we’re trying to finish up, and much more.
We started the day out with a big breakfast – hot cocoa, chocolate chip pancakes, and Aggkaka. We’re back on track with our Life Skills so I’ve decided to expand the responsibilities to include meal prep. Daniel is my breakfast worker this week so he helped select our menu and prepare things.
If I look a little blurry it’s just because it was early and there was a serious lack of coffee.
The breakfast was a big hit. In fact, at least two children asked me, in dreamy voices, if we were going to have good breakfasts like that every day from now on.
Right. That’s NOT going to happen.
“I liked it when we were in Texas and Mamie made us breakfast every morning,” one of the spoiled children said when we returned home from our trip south last week.
“Oh, oh,” Joshua chimed in, “what about the way she planned and started dinner in the morning. Wasn’t that wonderful.” I swear the child was nearly drooling at the memory.
My 9th grader!! Gasp!
Since we don’t have a live-in maid, cook, or grandmother, we have to do the work ourselves. Daniel was an excellent assistant this morning and Rachel stepped up to make tuna sandwiches for the family at lunch time. She even convinced me using paper plates would be a good idea. “It would get us right back on track with school, Mom, we won’t have to lose any time washing dishes.”
These kids are smooth, I tell you, very smooth.
How did I end up with a junior high aged daughter?
We worked very hard today to stay on track with our new schedule. Tim’s great contribution to our new school year: A school bell.
Yes, we now have a bell that rings (from the pink laptop) every half an hour. This is an attempt to keep us (and primarily ME) on task and help with the multiple subjects (and students) I’m trying to teach.
Annoying or brilliant?
Too soon to determine.