I've got to admit it: Homeschoolers don't generally rock "back-to-school" season as well as our public and private schooling families do. We don't go crazy with back-to-school clothes shopping (Who's going to see us anyway?). We don't go to any orientation or go practice opening lockers. (You already know how the house and locks work) We don't wait with baited breath to find out who our new teachers are or what schedules await us in the coming year. (Let's see, you have Mrs. Fox, Mom, the Lady of the House, and Mistress Fox). Frankly, it can be a little anti-climactic. We do buy school supplies like nobody's business-- 72 spiral notebooks, 30 boxes of crayons, countless boxes of pencils (mechanical and Ticonderoga)-- Oh, yeah!
We do enjoy getting back into a routine and schedule, but compared with the back-to-school excitement of my youth, we aren't very impressive.
UNTIL THIS YEAR! It's not that we did anything that different than we have in past years. But maybe we're finally getting this homeschool thing down. Because we ROCKED the back-to-school homeschool today! GO US!
Hello, favorite child!
No, actually he did do quite a bit of school work, but he had his first of three consecutive days of road driving with an instructor from 5-7 AM this morning. Ugh. But the good news is, unless the teacher feels otherwise, he should have his license this week. Can you hear the hallelujah chorus?
See for yourself.
It was just a good, good day. And it feels so good to me to be back-to-school. I think if feels good to all the kids too, but they may need more than a day to admit it:)