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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!!

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 ge…

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 sta…