Fall Break

For the first time ever, we are taking a fall break this week, for several reasons. Our son has a birthday this week. The rule is, we do not do school on the kids’ birthdays. This Tuesday is Election Day, in case you have been living under a rock. And we do not do school on Election Day, either.

Hiking with Friends

Two weeks ago, we hiked at Ijams Nature Centre with friends.

Then, my husband has a birthday this week, too, and it is a milestone birthday. That’s three days out of the week. The fourth day is our hiking day (our co-op, in a sense). So why should we do school for one day this week? I gave them a break.

I gave myself a break, too. Right now, I am working on a new project and need all the time I can get to focus on it. Soon, I will be able to divulge my secret. It’s good. I promise.

Four years ago, I gave the kids electoral maps of the US and explained to them what was happening. They were young, but they understood the basics of elections. This year, they know they cannot stay up until late, based on what happened four years ago. By 10pm they were falling asleep.

We will watch some of the election coverage during the day, maybe, but we will certainly be glued to the TV and the internet as midnight approaches. The kids will be in bed by then.

Last week, I gave an interview to a Romanian TV station about homeschooling. They don’t know what to think about homeschooling over there. They view homeschooling moms as these slaves that have no careers, no skills, no future once the kids are out of the home. I had to do some explaining of the system we have over here. When I get the link, I will post it here and in my social media channels for my Romanian readers.

I stood up for us, ladies. I told them how we homeschooling moms keep up with technology and read books, and stay informed about world and national events. We keep honing our skills as we teach our children. I pray my time with them will not have been in vain.

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