Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Fun Homeschool Days

This morning, the kids and I were talking.  We got into this conversation where I said, "Homeschool Moms can turn anything into a school lesson."  Oh, I should know better, and so should my kids.  Suddenly, they saw a challenge!  We were soon playing: Try to Stump the Homeschool Mom.  They both thought they could come up with something that I could not turn into a school lesson.  That lasted at least thirty minutes, maybe longer, and neither of them could stump me.  *Smile!*

This afternoon, Ellie's girls club, the "Sonshine Girls," went to take cards and cookies to a local nursing home.  I was one of two moms who volunteered to help with the club leader (three moms altogether).  The last room that we visited, there was a man visiting the lady in the room.  We guessed that he was a son or grandson.  No, he was from the Catholic Church bringing her communion.  He was friendly and asked the girls (and three little brothers, including Wyatt) if they had started school.  Wyatt was the quick to answer that he was homeschooled.  The other little brothers chimed in that they were homeschooled; then the girls added that they were homeschooled, too.  Almost our whole group is homeschooled, but there are a few from the Christian School.  I don't think the man even heard that some of the girls attended the Christian School.  He was already saying how great it was that they were homeschooled and that they didn't have to learn things at the public school.  I always find people like that a refreshing change from those who act like homeschoolers are strange alien creatures.  Though I certainly don't mind being strange or alien, I admit I'm a non-conformist. Romans 12:2 "Do not conform any longer to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is- His good, pleasing and perfect will."

A couple weeks ago, there was a festival in town and we got there late.  We ended up missing out on funnel cakes.  I didn't realize my kids had never had a funnel cake!  Oh, how could I have deprived them of tasting a funnel cake?  Well, I promised that I would make them funnel cakes, but they had to remind me.  Finally, tonight, they reminded me in time.  So our bedtime snack was funnel cakes!  I make terrible pancakes, good waffles, and pretty good funnel cakes.  They enjoyed them and so did I.  I dug up a recipe from my Middle School Home Ec class.  I think we have a new special occasion breakfast dish.  Yum, yum.