Lately my mind has been preoccupied with activities I can do with the kids here at home. I’ve already made a decision to homeschool the girls, but it won’t be until they turn seven when I actually need to enroll them formally. This means that for the mean time, I could use the extra cash (well, technically it still cannot be considered extra, but adding that word makes me feel better) to buy materials or curricula (once I do get to decide which ones to use).
Before you start to think that I’m one disciplined mom who consistently comes up with creative stuff for her kids to do, I am here to tell you upfront that I am so not that kind of mom. Being some sort of a nerd, I tend to go through so much information and references, trying to take in as much as possible, and this has actually become a hindrance for me in terms of just going and doing something. I’ve been trying to fight this side of me, and I would like to think that I am making some progress in this area, but I know I still have a lot to work on.
I will let you know if I become better in this whole lesson-planning, curriculum-making, and actually-teaching gig. I promise to share whatever notes I have with you!
For now, here’s a video by comedian and homeschool dad Tim Hawkins. I just found this amusing. You may visit his website at http://www.timhawkins.net