Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I said I wouldn't

I said that I wouldn't sit around watching TV tonight and I'm not. I'm not really into drama like I used to be anymore. Just tell me when it is over, please.


I love the whole idea of homeschooling. To me, it seems to be the most efficient and natural way for a child to learn about the world. But it is not always a picnic! I have found a great incentive to get school work done in a reasonable amount of time. If Thomas can get his required work done before 1pm then he can swim laps at the YMCA or take a short field trip! We can easily do this two or three times a week.

Today Thomas finished the equivalent of 13 lessons before 1pm, so I took him and Leroy with me to vote. We drove over to our little community building after lunch to find no waiting. The boys got an "I Voted" sticker, but not one offered me one. I was done in 5 minutes and we talked about elections and voting as we made our way down to the YMCA. When life and learning intersect it makes for a great field trip!


The leaves are starting to fall here in Kansas. I've been waiting for this because I want to try shooting some portraits of the kids in a Fall scene. I've been keeping my eye out for a place to do this. I may check out the county park here in a few days. If my photos are nice enough I may have trouble getting prints made at Walgreens. The lady at our photo counter is a stickler for a copyright release!