Resurrection of the Homeschool Blog!

I completely changed my website at A Little Homie.  I added a directory of great links, and I included my homeschool blog, but I decided to make the blog more of a weekly "thought" kind of blog. 

Now, I find myself missing the daily blog thing.  Just a little note to tell what we've done for the day.  So, I thought to include it here.  Maybe I'm hoping it will keep me accountable, because I've been slacking since December!

No, seriously, I've had the thought of continuing school throughout the year, so we don't have to do more than a few things a day.  It's all I seem to be able to get done with a toddler and a wide-variety of on-going projects around here.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
I've noticed the kids have been dragging their feet when it comes to school, so I decided it was time to change things up a bit.  I had a turkey in the refrigerator that needed cooking, and I thought...what better lesson for my girls than to learn how to prepare and roast a turkey?

We oiled it up and seasoned it.  We talked about the work that went into raising and preparing the turkey before it hit our freezer (a lesson we are learning first-hand as we develop our little urban farm).  We analyzed the insides I pulled out of the rear end, an act which both marvelled and horrified the girls. 

We had a little quiet reading as it began to cook.  A little chaos here and there...a miscommunication on who should be taking Eden to Art lessons: Matt, who was running late for work, or me, who was in the process of getting my hair cut next door.  (UGH! He wins, again!  Silly priorities.)...

...and we had, hands down, the BEST turkey I've ever had.  Matt agrees.

Plus, my kids tend to do better if we do a few sit-down things a day.  Breaks can drive them as crazy as an overloaded day.  Seems more natural to keep a rhythm...a little here, a little there, and breaks mixed in when life calls for it.  Hmmm...I'll have to think about that!