Happy Friday, y’all! We are finished with the school year! It’s hard to believe that I am now mom to another high school senior and a sophomore. Not only that, but my first-born turns 22 today. The years fly by, y’all.
I wish I could say we’ve had an amazing week, but I came down with some sort of virus on Tuesday and have basically spent the last three days feeling like I was run over by a truck.
I went to the doctor on Wednesday because I was certain I must have strep throat based on the fact that I didn’t remember my throat hurting so bad in my entire life. The test came back negative, though, and the doctor basically said, “Suck it up buttercup. Get some rest, drink lots of fluids, and take ibuprofen.”
(Okay, she was actually very nice and didn’t say anything at all like that, but that’s the way it sounded to me at the time. I wanted a shot or some drugs or anything that was going to make me feel better.)
It’s been a long time since I’ve felt as rotten as I have this week. Not exactly what I had in mind for our last week of the school year. Thankfully, I have teens who don’t really need much help from me.
On Monday, before I was hit with the plague, I did set up a Facebook group for homeschoolers. A group allows a bit more discussion and community feel than a page. My page is still there and active, but if you’d like a bit more discussion among homeschooling parents, check out the Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers Community on Facebook.
I am so excited by how quickly it’s taken off and how supportive and encouraging everyone is!
My youngest two are enjoying Homeschool Day at a local amusement park today. It’s usually earlier in the month. How fun for it to be on our last day of school for the year!
You know what’s even more fun? That they’re old enough to drive themselves there and go alone. I’m not a fan of hot, crowded amusement parks, especially when I have the plague.
Oh, for those who are curious, Megan named her cat Sassy. It suits her, without a doubt. Brianna’s giant puppy tries to intimidate the cat and the cat just hunkers down, bristles up her tail, and growls as if to say, “Bring it, Dog!”
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Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.