Archived Homeschool Blog 2011

Homeschool Break



No homeschool today. Nature Girl went to a dear friend's house. This little girl was homeschooled by her grandmother (a 20-plus year veteran teacher) last year. She had recently been diagnosed with Krohn's disease, and they pulled her out of public school for the year.



I met them at the public library, and the grandmother later arranged a play date. After spending some time together, she eventually asked to homeschool the girls together once a week. It was hard for me to release that responsibility, but Little Man was a newborn. I could use all the help I could get.



It was such a great experience for all of us, and the girls are still very close. This year, Nature Girl's friend is back in public school, so they don't get to see each other as often. They both treasure the times they do get to spend together.



NG's absence left behind quite a trio: The Artist, Little Man and I. After we dropped her off, we shopped at a local antique mall and a yarn store. I held Little Man through the entire first store (which contained MANY breakables). By the time we got to the yarn store, he was a wound up top.



I had to skip the planned grocery store trip. Man was he glad to get to the freedom of his own house! (I caught him playing with The Sisters' DS...no wonder he was being so quiet! I think The Artist was oblivious.)

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