Thursday, August 21, 2008
I feel completely behind in my blog reading.
If I haven't commented on your blogs, but you know I have been there, please don't take it personally! I have your blogs saved in my reader and plan to spend a couple hours this weekend to "visit".
Among our preparation to move across the country, the school situation has changed for The Boy and The Girl, and last week I started them in a homeschooling program.
Uh, meaning that I am now a homeschooling mom.
I never, in a million years, thought I would be doing this. As a matter of fact 6 years ago when we started in this whole School Aged Children stage, I said, "I will never home school.... I am just too "social" for home school...Homeschooling is a lifestyle"...blah, blah, blah.
Well, sometimes (more often than not for me) we find ourselves doing things we thought we would never do.
And here I am.
To make a very long and stressful story short and sweet, we were unable to get the kids into the same school they attended last time we lived in NC. The other choices we had were either not ones we could live with, or weren't accepting new students, so homeschooling became our answer for this year. In the spring we will re-evaluate and see what the next year will bring.
After much research and reading (and prayer!) I found a literature based curriculum called Sonlight, and after two weeks of schooling we are all enjoying it. We are studying American History and looking forward to living in a state where so much of our early history took place (or is very close!).
To keep in compliance with NC laws I pulled the kids out of school here in the desert so that I could get an early start to the homeschool year. This not only lends extra time with extended family here, but will give us some breathing room as we make our way across the country in the days to come.
So, this is the reason why I have been a bit quiet on the blogging front. I am busy teaching The Boy and The Girl all about Native Americans and Christopher Columbus and reading about Pocahontas and remembering what a predicate is...
Fractions anyone? Oy!
I do want to take a second to tell you a few things that I am so excited about:
First, I'm a button!!!!
Jo-Lynne whipped up this adorable little button for me so that you can have have a little piece of La Vida Dulce of your very own.
Just what you have always wanted, huh?
Second, I'm international!!!
I was so excited when JanMary made not one, but two comments this week! Hi JanMary! As a matter of fact, it's her birthday. Click on over and wish her a good one won't ya?
OK, I should run. We have "P.E." today at Grannie and Paws swimming pool this afternoon. I am secretly hoping that they will also be serving lunch today.
La Vida Dulce!