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.
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.
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.
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.
- Christmas cards to finish (don’t worry, I’ve started calling them Happy New Year cards).
- Pictures to upload for our 2007 Family Newsletter (the one I’m pointing everyone to on our New Year’s cards)
- A school schedule to plan.
- Chore charts to type up
- Some curriculum to order
- 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?
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