Monday, March 29, 2010

Sunny Days and Stomach Bugs.

The best laid plans of mice and Momma's. . .sigh.

So, remember that taking the week for "Home Ec" plan?  Seeing as how I am in bed, netbook on lap, with such a severe sore throat that I can't speak above a whisper, that's not looking so good.  I'm trying to let it go, "It's beyond my control" and all that.  It happens.  The messy cupboards will still be messy when I feel better, probably more so.

Gee, that was encouraging.

Sore throats and stomach bugs are part of life.  So are sunny days and Starbucks.  Who can complain?

To look on the bright side, this gives me opportunity to catch up on reviews and the Blog Cruise question of the week.  Those of you who subscribe may not see that as a "bright side" when your email box is full.  [sheepish grin]

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"How has homeschooling affected your family?"

It's such a big question but I'm going to try to stay with a simple response.  There are many ways I could answer this, several directions to take, but the one that resonates the most right now is that it has helped to keep us a family.  We spend more time together than apart and that's not a bad thing.

We don't live in each other's pockets.  We have varied interests and activities outside the home.  But our biggest influences are each other. Homeschooling is a large part of that.  We learn together, we play together.  We argue and fight and kiss and makeup.  We make messes and clean up.  We walk through the sore throats and stomach bugs and enjoy the sunny days and Starbucks, together.  

And I can't complain.

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