I received some great news! Tomorrow I will play hooky and head to the coast for 3 days! We usually start school the Monday following Labor day weekend. Now Monday has come and gone and due to some business following our camping trip last weekend we were already starting late. My girls are old enough to dive into some of their curriculum without me but I won't have them do that. If we had only gone ahead with our first day there would be no problem. But truth be told, that first day is too important to just throw at them. We must have fun! Something crafty... something yummy... something out of the ordinary. Once we get that out of the way I have no guilt about setting them off on their own. So, we wait another week.
That's the beauty of home schooling. We can start when we want to, end when we want to and holiday when we want to. We set our goals and if it means hitting the books on a Saturday, or working a bit in the summer, it's worth it to have the flexibility of enjoying what comes along unexpectedly. The only guilt that I have is that it's just me going to play.
...I know... I'll bring them back some shells and sand (for making sand candles), some salt water taffy (delicious), and we'll take it all to the river (we should visit it more since it's just around the corner) when I get back. Something crafty, something yummy, and something out of the ordinary. Our first day of school. Whew, it's a good thing this trip came up. I don't know what I would have done. The things I do for my family...