Monday, August 25, 2008

Back to School

We had a really busy weekend. My best friend's son had a birthday party on Saturday. So we were away from home for a couple days. Then yesterday, my cousins, who are like parents to me, had their 50th wedding anniversary party. So 2 parties in 2 days had me worn out. Yesterday was also my birthday. Another year older and prettier, right? I'm 38 now. Wasn't I just 18? What happened to the years.

Today we started homeschool again. We do some small things that interest us through the summer, but today was our first official day. It went pretty well. Mitchell was excited to start back. Not sure how long that will last. But, I will take his enthusiasm for as long as I can get it.

Hunter kept trying to sit on whatever Mitchell was working on. He would just walk right up to his paper and turn around and sit down. At least Mitchell thought it was funny, this time, anyway. I had more fun than I thought I would too. I hadn't been really excited to start back. I'm more revved up now. I love history and we started studying the American Revolution. Mitchell was actually listening and could answer most of the questions I asked him. That was great.
Then while the little one naps, Mitchell can read something of his choice. He chose the book I just posted about buying at the thrift store, Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher. He loves being able to read upside down. I don't know how he does it, but whatever works for him. I hope school is going well for those of you who have started already.


Amanda said...

oh how i wish i could sit like that in a chair. hope the homeschooling continues to go well...

The Happy Housewife said...

Glad to hear your first day went so well. We start tomorrow. Interesting way to sit in a chair... I guess that is what is great about homeschooling.

Paula said...

Happy belated birthday Nancy!!!
I agree with Amanda and Toni... I would love to be able to sit in a chair like that!!!

Donna(mom24boyz) said...

The beauty of homeschool--your kid gets to be himself! I have not heard of that book, but the title sounds like something my boys would read....I will have to check it out.