Wednesday, September 4, 2013

School Begins... almost

Today was supposed to be our first day of school. I guess technically the day BEFORE was because that was the day AFTER Labor Day. Is that confusing or what? But the twins had a checkup, complete with shots, on Tuesday and the grandparents were here to help out with all of that. All of that to say that school is actually going to start... tomorrow. ;) Yep, it seems pretty late to some, but I like to enjoy our summer as I've mentioned. And as of now we don't have any extended vacations planned, 2 infants remember, so I don't anticipate missing too many days. We'll see. Life happens ya know, and the benefit of homeschooling is flexibility! Oh yeah! Anyway, I did manage last week to finally go through the boys school books and organize them in the cabinet. Some of them thrilled me, like the reading books my 1st grader is going to be using! Aesop's Fables and some poetry and lots of cool readers that I even remember from school! But then I caught a glimpse of the "speed drills" book and got knots in my stomach. They are using the same curriculum that I grew up on, remember? It's been updated and changed of course, but I still remember certain things like speed drills and how much I loathed them in school. School wasn't something I enjoyed but rather endured. So occasionally those feelings will come back! Still I'm mostly optimistic about this year. I think that having the 2 boys occupied with learning during the mornings/early afternoon will be good. Plus I think the fact that they are both doing it will help my less than enthusiastic one feel more like doing it. Maybe?? One can only hope I suppose. So I'm mentally gearing up for school tomorrow. Once again I don't feel like I'm completely on top of it. The computer isn't yet set up on the desk for one of them, and I haven't even glanced at their video manuals yet. But, thanks to my mom, they have something "special" to greet them for their first day of school and that's something. :)

1 comment:

  1. Today was our first day. I was furiously trying to get organized last night.:-) I hope it goes well for you this year!