A few weeks ago, that subtitle probably would have made me cry. I was so NOT ready to start school. Last year was really not so good and I was really, really burnt out by the end of the year.
When I started thinking about American history last week, I finally started getting excited. Then, I got a package in the mail from Bright Ideas Press: All-American history!
I’m looking so forward to using and reviewing this curriculum! It actually got me enthused enough about school to start planning (which I did with Jolanthe’s new planner). Now, I’m actually excited about the possibilities that the upcoming school year holds.
random picture, so it’s not a boring, photo-less post
I said this last year, but I am committed to it this year: we’re going to do more fun things! It was so hard last year with Brianna having an outside class every Monday and Megan having one every Wednesday and trying to get in a decent amount of other schoolwork in between.
As it stands right now, no one has any outside classes during the day, so we should have plenty of time to the basics and still have some fun. If not, I’m going to try to find a better balance between the basics and fun. I think they’re equally important and a year full of basics is very boring.
I’m looking forward to the new school year. I’ve already got some fun outings and field trips tentatively scheduled in my planner. I just have to call and make the arrangements.
This week we spent some time straightening up the house and working on laundry because I hate the thought of starting school with a dirty house.
Wednesday night, Josh spent the night with a friend and Megan spent the night with Brian’s parents, so it was just Brian, Brianna and I at home. I surprised Brianna with breakfast at Waffle House Thursday morning. She loves to go there and eat hash browns, but I’m the only other one who really likes it, so we rarely go – “rarely” as in, once a year when she and Brian go to Six Flags, they stop at Waffle House and eat.
I appreciated being able to get out and spend some one-on-one time with my baby who is getting so grown-up.
another random picture
After Megan got home Thursday, the girls and I went swimming with some friends – a really enjoyable way to spend one of our last days of summer break.
All of us – the kids and I – have been staying up late and sleeping in (well, I haven’t been sleeping in as much as they have – I have to get my workouts in before it gets too late or it doesn’t get done), trying to savor our last unscheduled week. I know I should be getting us all back in a good sleep/wake routine, but I can’t help think there’s time enough for that when we have to start doing it next week.
What about you? Do you have night owls at your house? Is it hard to get back on a routine when summer break is over?
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