Thursday, August 19, 2010

homeschool, furniture

Our shipment arrived in the US of A!!! Yippee! "The shipment" is a well-used item in the idiolects of my older children. Especially V -- "When the shipment comes, I'll be so happy to play with my Barbies." Also M -- he reports that since he's had his first set of work done at the dentist, now he can have his new bionicle once the shipment gets here. (I don't like bionicles, but that's a discussion for some other time.) We've all been looking forward to it, and yet ... moving in, again. All will be chaos, again. I'll be happy to have kitchen scissors and trash cans and most of all a couch!

School starts Monday :) Good thing I've already got some things lined up for V's first week of homeschooling. Otherwise she'd be out of luck. My evenings will now be spent getting the living room painted before Tuesday, the big delivery day. Our first topic is Texas. So we're going to plant wildflower seeds, learn all that classic stuff like the state bird and song and the Texas pledge of allegiance. ("Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible.") What, your state doesn't have a pledge? Poor you. We might even bleach T-shirts with a Texas theme -- an idea I got from my little sis, just like the rainbow rice we made.

I'm still getting our schedule worked out. Personally, I really dislike having a lot of scheduled activities. A few are fine, too many make me faint. So right now I think we're going to have a preschool co-op on Wednesdays, a run to the gym a couple of times a week, and story time once a week. Sounds like a lot already, plus anything we do with M after school hours. Luckily I can combine the gym trip with the school run ... real American school. Supply lists and everything.


Q said...

Hooray for "the shipment"! Sounds like you are settling into a routine. You will make a fabulous preschool teacher for V. Have fun!

Susan said...

Hm-m-m. I had to look up "idiolect." Fascinating.