Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Change is in the air...

Not only is this an important day because of the inauguration of our new President...but it's important because we sent our two home schooled kiddos to private school. They've been asking and asking (more like begging) since one of our Liberian daughters went in September. I'd been trying to hold them off until next year- wondering if the 'coolness' would wear off too. But, they were persistent and Hubby told me, "Just let them try it...let them go!" I probably would have made more of a stand against it if our 8 1/2 yr. old daughter wasn't almost out of curriculum. As of last Friday, she only had 10 more pages in her Science book. It was supposed to last all year. The rest of the subjects are over 3/4 of the way finished and it's only January. So, instead of ordering new curriculum half way through the year, I actually put the idea to mind (and prayer!!!).

Today was their first day and they did well. I wonder how long it will take before it's not cool or fun anymore??? I am happy though, they made friends instantly and they seem to be taking to the new routine fairly well. Time will tell. I, on the other hand, will struggle for awhile trying to get 8 people together and ready every day before 8am. It's different when you do school at home and just stay in your pjs until there's a break for my luxurious 3 minute shower...




Good thing I'm an organized person and I like that kind of stuff. It's still a job to organize this many people and keep everyone on track but I look at it as a challenge. There's not too many challenges I back down from- kinda like feeding 10 people 3 meals a day on a VERY limited budget.

So, as this day comes to a close we not only have a new President- I now only have 2 littles at home during the day. Whatever will I do with ALL my time???????

Sweet Potatoes, anyone?

2 comments:

Maury said...

You will probably blink twice and it will be time to go pick them back up again! That is how I felt when our kids were in school....the day flew by...

I hope the enjoy school. If they like it, then no worries, if they don't like it, then they have tried it and know. I wouldn't trade our experience for anything.

Anonymous said...

wa ha ha ha i was wondering how your day went? You will be busy as you are now.