Monday, June 2, 2008
This morning it was raining so hard that I decided I couldn't be bothered battling the rain for 2 hours today. So I did something unheard of in our house.... I said the girls could stay home from school!!!! (I have nothing against home days - but I know my kids - give em an inch - they take a mile - they would always be begging to stay home at other times)
As Daddy was rushing out the door at 6:30am he was in agreeance ( of course, he isn't the one who walks everyday ;) but told the girls they must do school work at home. This sparked a list of subjects and willing girls who chose a "home school" uniform.
We did some maths and then made scones. We have written stories and build tents out of blankets. Which they are lying under while I type this. Hopefully we can accomplish Music (piano practice) and a few other subjects by the end of the day.
It went fairly well and we still braved the rain to go to a dentist appointment (it had lessened by then) but one of our big problems?
Yes two days ago I had told my eldest daughter about the NO TV FOR A WEEK challenge from Unplug your kids and the many positives that came from it. Kalani decided she wanted to do it. I was so suprised that I almost prevented a postitive change. I was all like " I don't think you kids could do it" "Why don't we just try going for one day" But they were adamant and they even made this sign
Being stuck inside all day on a rainy day and no tv - I have wanted to throttle them at various times throughout the day. But minute by minute more time passes and we have gone 2 days with no TV or Movies and even no sunday church ones (which they love to do sunday afternoon) bring on Next Saturday!!
I have always wanted to Homeschool my kids but it reminded me that I was right in my assumption that it is hard to direct small children and make them focus!! However Kalani spent the whole day saying "THIS IS THE BEST SCHOOL EVER!!" so that made me proud.