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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Homeschool Day 2: As the Pendulum Swings

I think today we over-corrected.  The only thing we managed to get accomplished today was journal writing and reading.  We were going to go to the zoo, but a late look at the soaring temperatures convinced us to wait until Monday when we're supposed to be back down in the low 70's.  And then we were going to go to the Scholastic Warehouse Sale, but between baby's feedings and baby's sleepings, we didn't make it out of the house until late afternoon.  Buuuut, I'm actually happy about today.  Happier about today than yesterday at any rate.  We were a lot more relaxed.  The boys were a lot happier.  They loved browsing through books at the sale and then diving right in to read our purchases once we arrived home.  In fact, they're still reading.  I need to get them in bed, but hubby isn't home yet so I'm letting them stay up to see their daddy-o.

Guess what?

Tomorrow is a new day!  And I'm still excited to be homeschooling!  Woo-hoo!

P.S. Thanks for any and all advice and encouragement you have given or will give.  This isn't easy, but I'm still convinced it's worth it.


Also, for all ye San Diegans who might read this, this sale is still going on through the 28th, and they have some great stuff! There is a whole section that is 50% off and another that's 20% off. We didn't even venture into the 20% off section and still ended up with three bags full of books. Go here and sign up, print your coupon, and head over there for great savings!

4 comments:

The K Family said...

I was blog-hopping so much that I forgot where I found you! I saw "bagel" and I just HAD to visit. You have such an adorable family! Great blog! Look forward to reading more from you! Following you now. :)

M

Courtney said...

Ah, sweet relaxing days :) They are the best!

Jacqui said...

Liz, it's been forever! Pip is TOO cute, as are all your boys! I can't believe how big everyone is. And I completely admire you and think you're totally amazing for homeschooling! I don't think I could handle it. Glad you guys are doing so well. Any trips this way? We miss you all!

My Family My Forever said...

See, a great day, and you even got to bowl on top of it with your super cute bowling set:-)!!

I'm happy for you!