Friday, August 10, 2007

School starts Monday

Since we're planning on taking three weeks off at Thanksgiving to go to Disney World, I thought it would be a good idea to start school on Monday instead of waiting two more weeks. I can't say anybody but me is excited about it, but that's the way it goes. I was always the weird one who wanted to go back to school at the end of the summer, and I guess I still am.

I'm not going to say homeschooling has gotten easier, exactly, but we've certainly got into a pattern that works for us, for the most part. I rarely have to deal with a child who just sits there with his arms crossed refusing to answer me. More often than not, we get through our entire day of lessons by 2 p.m., and the house looks only slightly less damaged than if a tornado went through it by that point in the day.

I think that's the hardest thing for me - I work all morning and into the afternoon with the boys, and then I have all this housework that needs to be done. It's exhausting. But I think we'll be okay - we've implemented this new points system around here that has my oldest two doing extra chores without even being asked! This is a good thing!

So, I've got my schedule all written out in detail for week one. Any bets as to how closely we'll follow it?


  1. Yeah for school starting. I liked school so while I enjoyed the summer I always liked going back to school too.

  2. I liked school just because I got to see my took a back seat for me. LOL

    Homeschooling takes a lot of work and you deserve a pat on the back for doing it.

  3. I admire you for being organized and determined enough to do homeschooling. It doesn't look easy, that's for sure!

  4. We return to school in a week and a half. I usually dread returning to work, but this year I am welcoming it. Really! I don't know why, but it has seemed a little harder with the boys this summer. Lots of bickering around here. Maybe it is the age. (Maybe it is age for me too. I am getting too old!)

    Have fun on Monday!

  5. That's the good thing about homeschooling. Start the terms to suit your vacations.

  6. Thats what I dont like about homeschooling. I always did my housework in the morning now its waiting for me when Im done schooling. Its frustrating.