Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The things you find!

Today I'm trying to be quiet because Erik is working nights for a few days. So, anyway, instead of grocery shopping (which desperately needs to be done!) I was screwing off on the computer. I actually was going to download the pictures from my camera but I never made it that far.

As I was going through pictures I decided to see what's really there. I found this:

The things my son will do to keep himself entertained!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

A little too quiet!

Today starts Zach's second week of "regular" school. I had a friend who called it "real" school - but honestly, I don't agree that homeschool isn't 'real' school (for obvious reasons!), so we call it regular school in this house!

Last week went fine - of course there was no homework - so we'll see how he really feels by the end of the week! He did have a project - to make a 'History of Me' box. The stuff he picked to put in there was so funny! He and Erik decorated it, Zach wrote the sentences, and today it went off with him. We'll see how good we are at following directions public school style!!

The only two bad things I've discovered so far - getting up early (night owl here!) and waiting in the pick up line after school! If he didn't get so sick with stop and go traffic I would put him on the bus. Ah, maybe next year!

Zach is not an outgoing person - he never has been. That was one of the complaints I used to get at the CDC - "I don't know if he's ready to move up - he doesn't play with the other kids, just by himself". He's like me in that way. So, every day I'd ask "Did you meet any new friends today?" No. "Why not?" There's not really any time for talking in school - it's work time. And I just have to shake my head. So my sincere desire is that he will start making the effort to talk to some of the other kids. Who knows, he may just continue to be like me and press on in his own little world. It's not a bad place to be actually!!

So, the first REAL week of school starts. I find myself wondering what to do with myself. I've been doing more fluttering, Flylady style. I've been thinking about going back to school (but then would have to decide what I want to do!). So for now, I will work on the house, help with homework, and next week I'm going to find time to go to the gym! Maybe on the gym....

Thursday, August 5, 2010

A New Start

Well, things have changed quickly around here. Zach is officially headed into public school for 4th grade. Not a decision I ever thought I'd make, but it is what it is. Here's how it went down....

Zach "I want summer vacation."
Me "Well, if you want to go to regular school you can, then you'll get summer vacation just like everyone else."
Z - "ok, then I'll go back to regular school."
M - "Oh, well then we have a lot to do."

And we did. But he's enrolled, tested (the district wanted to see "Where he is" - 4th grade - big surprise!), and school supplies have been bought. I was a little surprised by some of the items on the list - dry erase markers, a 500 count pack of computer paper? But it's all in a bag waiting for orientation so we can drop it off. He picked out his back pack and lunch bag (we all know Mr. Picky Man won't eat school lunches!). He seems very excited.

Next Monday is orientation and he starts school next Tuesday. I'm not sure if I'm ready for bus riding yet - he gets pretty car sick, I don't know how he'd do on a bus - so for now I'll be the waiting in line mom! I've also always wanted to be the parent that is always volunteering and helping out (like my dear friend Shannon - she's my idol!). You know, the "PTA Mom". Now I get my chance!

So our newest new adventure is right around the corner. I'm even a little excited too! Fingers crossed for a good year.......