What I am not adjusting to is this final week leading up to Christmas. You see as homeschoolers we can do what we like when we like. Normally we are finished school in early December. This gives us time to attend special activities, make cookies, and have the time for all the extra projects we started. And do it all at a nice calm HAPPY pace.
For some reason, my children's school board thinks it is a good idea to do school until the 23rd of December. I'm bothered because we are finding it hard to do all the simple things like baking, and attending special events AND finish the school projects.
Kind of annoying. O.K REALLY annoying. I miss my babies this week. If they did not have to hand in the projects, and some other stuff I think I would pull them. Hmmm...I think I'll pull them anyway on Thursday to go skating. Oh wait, they have an ENTIRE week after January to do that. You know, when all the Christmas fun stuff and special events are OVER.
Anyway, that is what I get for joining the 'system'.
So here is a picture of Lara's medieval project that we have been working on. We have yet to complete the dragon, but that will be for our own amusement. I know what you are thinking.. 'OUR' project???? Have I become the mother I said I wouldn't be? The one that does the project for the kid??? No. I promise you that she did just about everything. She now knows how to sew and use the sewing machine. But she is 9. I have to be there to help her cut some things and show her how to do it.
It was 'our thing', because I got to teach her and work with her a little more this past month and that is time I will treasure. I'm not sure how she will see it though. I'm not the most patient person in the world and frankly not crafty...so this was a wee bit like a thorn in my side BUT it is done, I THINK Lara is proud of it, and not too many tears were shed ;)
Now if we still home schooled this could have been done an hour a day in the afternoon during quiet time. Not after a long day of school and on the weekends when there is a TON of special Christmas stuff going on and other homework and activities. I'm just sayin'. I guess I'm still a homeschooler at heart. Perhaps some day again.