Thursday, May 5, 2011

May 5

A few days ago, I told L that maybe we should send the kids back to public school. He knows me well enough to know that when I say this, what I really mean is that something isn't working for me. It's really helpful for me to talk to him about school as it helps me to gain some perspective and get new ideas. One thing we talked about was the lack of spontaneity in our days. I protested, saying something like, "Easy for you to say, you don't have to help five people get ready every time you leave the house!". He was right though. We finished our work quite early yesterday and I fiddled around on facebook and twitter for a while. I noticed that Darcel was taking her kiddos to the museum and I felt a little jealous. Then I realized there was nothing stopping me from going to the museum except the perceived difficulty in getting everyone out the door. So, I womaned up and asked the kids where they wanted to go. We decided to try something new and that's how we ended up at our local Homeschool Skate Day. The kids had never rollerskated before and they had such a fun time. Wren even ran into one of her friends from co-op! Sadly, this was the last session until fall, but we are planning to go back very soon with L. Is there something you could stand to add to your daily life and/or homeschool?

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  1. How fun is this?! I get stuck and jealous too. Then I realize I have some control over my thoughts and choices. You womaned up big time taking four to the rink. I admit the thought of taking all four with me has stopped me from doing stuff sometimes.
    I haven't skated in eons!! Now I think I need to find a rink. I am so happy you stopped by my blog the other day. I look forward to reading more of your posts!

    Angela (from Peach Coglo, I can't figure out that typepad id thing)

  2. It's great that you got out. Once the winter funk took up residence in my emotional state, I kept declaring that we SJ (now 11 mos) and I would spend a lot more time outside the house. Now that the weather is steady, we actually do! I made Fridays a field trip day and we've ao far gone to a conference on the intellectual history of black women, lunched with a friend from high school visiting from out of town and dropped by Radio City Music Hall, and gone to three museums. It really was when I made the decision to mama up and make an attitude adjustment. I think we're probably justified in enumerating all of the challenges to being even more creative and resourceful in our parenting...but still a positive metal attitude can go a long way. I need to put that up on a post it somewhere! :)