Friday, July 23, 2010

Five Question Friday and school musings..

Well another darn week has flown by and only this post from me. I have got to get better and I will, however the kids started their official school year this week. :) Why so early you ask? That is because my children are homeschooled, and what works for us is to do a 6 weeks on 2 weeks off schedule year round, with the exception of a month in June so they can decompress and I can as well as plan for the next year curriculum. Which brings me to a bit of advice....any of you homeschoolers out there ever go to a curriculum fair and actually bring your wallet? Amateur. JUST KIDDING! :) I have been homeschooling for going on my 5th year now and each year I love it more, however when I go to curriculum fairs, walmart, or any place that sells school supplies, hubby and the kids have made a rule that I am not allowed to bring my wallet, only a pithy envelope full of a predetermined amount of cash. I don't know why. I really don't. Maybe it was because of the time I came home with a giant moving truck full of supplies and a crazed look in my eyes, announcing that they were having a sale and I was heading back for more but needed to drop off the truck first? Oh wait I think that was an Ikea commercial, however when my kids saw that commercial they immediately all said "Look Mommy that is just like you at a homeschool sale!" Yep I am loved. However all kidding aside our first week went GREAT! We are still working out the kinks of our new school and house schedule and it usually takes a week or two...and maybe a really good Margarita. Just Sayin. :) Any of you homeschoolers out there start your year yet? If so leave me a comment and let me know how it went. I will try and do a post later about what we are using for curriculum. I love love love to see what others use for curriculum.

Until then here are my Five Question Friday answers!

1.What were your school colors?

Mine were Blue and Gold, although it is hard to get true gold in uniforms so most of the athletic uniforms were blue and yellow. :)

2.What is the best compliment you have ever received?

Hands down it was an old friend of mine who had come to visit and meet my kids for the first time and she told me that my kids were almost as cute as hers. :) Anyone who is a Mom understands that is a high compliment since all us Mom's think our kids are the cutest.

3.Do you buy cheap or expensive toilet paper?

interesting and revealing am I to answer that without coming across as a snob or as the person who sentences her family to cheap tp? hahaha. I kid. Usually I buy the nicer stuff but always with a coupon.

4.Have you ever had a surprise party thrown for you or have you thrown one for someone else?

I have thrown several but never had one thrown for me. :)

5.What is one material possesion you cannot live without?

Hmmm that is tough. I would say a tie between my wedding and anniversary ring, and my family pictures. I know it said one but I could not pick one. sorry. I tried. :)

Till next time!


1 comment:

  1. I'm a homeschool mom too, and we've *tried* to do the year-round thing but it is SOOO hard in the summer! At least for me. I'm about to start our 3rd year of homeschooling, and I'm discovering that I'm somewhat ecclectic, even a little bit on the side of "unschooling". Eek! I'm still in denial about it. :)

    Best wishes to you in your journey! It's quite a blessing!