When to quit?
Oh holy crap. I've been so stressed out lately. Seriously - I honestly don't know how much more I can take. I love my son dearly. I want to do what's best for him. But I don't know how well homeschooling is working out. I'm so tired all the time. I'm basically a yelling fool most of the time - sometimes over big things (not listening is huge on our list right now!), but usually over small things. I thought the break over Christmas would help calm me down, but I don't think it has. Do I think I'm giving him a good education? Yes. I guess when he takes his test at the end of the year we will know for sure though. So, I've been thisclose to putting him back in "regular" school - but the same problem still exists...I have no faith in the public school system here and private school is (financially) out of the question. Then, today we were at Walmart and this older lady asks where he goes to school. He says (proudly, as usual) I'm homeschooled. She just got this look on her face like he said we worshipped satan or something. Anyway then she says "ooo I hope that works out for you.". See, it's people like that who make me want to go on. I know we can do it. I'm hoping it's just something that all homeschoolers go through at some point (especially the first year). Whew! I feel better now.
So, have any of you heard about this new lead law? Honestly, I hadn't until I read about it on a forum group that I belong to. It's very confusing to me - but one of my fellow forum members has graciously allowed me to link her blog post on the subject. It's well worth the read. At the end is a well thought out letter you can send to your representative. I would check it though - you may have to tweak it to fit your family. I could say more but seriously - just click the link and see for yourself. Thoughts on new lead law. Honestly, in today's economy I don't see how people will survive with this in place. Take the time to send the letter. Seriously.
Can anyone tell me how to put a garage sale together? We have so much stuff we need to get rid of I thought it would be a good way to try and get some of it out of here and then we can donate what's left to the Airmen's Attic or Goodwill (if we are allowed to that anymore!). Seems like it shouldn't be hard but I guess I'm not sure about prices and stuff. Feedback would be greatly appreciated!