So much to say…so little organization to say it all, without forgetting, and in proper order!
Ah well. Comprehension is SO overrated in a blog, don’t you think?
Poking into the real world to hang out with other homeschoolers is going well, considering my newly discovered flaw in people skills. There is a community center that just opened up nearby, and a handful of us got together to swim. It was really fun to see my kids playing pool basketball with people besides themselves. “Hey, look! My kids can handle themselves around other kids, and play very well!” which I know, of course, but the old nagging ‘no socialization’ dragon rears her head once in a while. Go figure…I was schooled and can’t sit through a math club without being snarky, and my kids are homeschooled and manage to be much better equiped, socially, than I am at this point.
This afternoon we’ll try out a game day up at a locally owned game shop…BYOG(ames) and play! Golfer is always a bit hesitant to go into a new situation and be expected to make friends and play automatically, so I told him we can bring our own game, show up, play just the two of us and not allow anyone else to join us. “Mom! If someone else wants to play, we can let them!” he laughed. So, we’ll see how it goes!
I’ve been the recipient of some fun, flattering, and cool awards lately, and have yet to acknowlege them and pass them on to other people. (It’s that darn organization that’s betrayed me!) Now, just about everyone I know has been tagged, and I can’t figure out how to copy and paste the darn things into my blog anyway, but I wanted to give a shout out to the people who I love to read late at night when hubby is being lulled to sleep by Seinfeld or ESPNHD.
For homeschooling blogs, I love the following, and it doesn’t matter to me what kind of educational decision they’ve made…unschooling, Charlotte Mason, Montessori, Well Trained Mind, Turn on Mythbusters and Eat Bon Bon’s while the Kids watch the Science Channel…blah blah blah…I respond to people who treat their kids with love, respect, and compassion. That’s what I enjoy most about these blogs:
Here are some blogs that aren’t homeschooling directed, but more about life in general. For these, I don’t care about compassion and gentleness…they just make me laugh. Oh, and they all happen to be compassionate, too.
And the next few show me how to have a rollicking good time in life:
And darn it if my linking skills have failed me (personally, I think WordPress is going wonky on me) so I’m not able to link directly, but they are all on my blogroll. I’ll try to come back and fix it when I have some time. (editors note:I didn’t have time, but I fixed them anyways!)
Now I’ve got to go make it look like my house was NOT the site of a new kind of bomb test wherein the bomb removes clothing from closets and drawers, flings toys around the room from every container, and leaves piles of clean clothes all over the floors. Yes, folks, I just got a call to set up a house showing in three short hours. I think Hubby calls up the realtor from work and sets these up just so the house is clean when he gets home.
Wish me luck…
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