Monday, August 12, 2013

Not The Average Day

Today, marked our sixth day of school.  Not really a landmark day, but it was a test for us.  Our visitors spent the night last night and were here for our school day.  Now they homeschool as well, but typically an overnight visit results in a fun day off for all.  Not this time.  We were all going to do school work so that we could keep on schedule.

The kiddos were up and ready to play when I broke the news.  Yes, we are doing school work today.  I fed four children and wrangled them into the living room.  Our history lesson today was Noah and the Flood. They all participated in the question and answer session.  We discussed the colors of the rainbow and a few other random thoughts.

Princess showing me her work while Little Man concentrates on his math lesson.

Afterwards, I sent Egee to her room to work on her math.  Little Man positioned himself in front of the laptop at the dining room table.  I gave C-man and Princess some worksheets on math and reading.  Then sent them off to the living room to work together.

Everyone was content and working.  I could not have asked for a better school day.  Little Man, C-man and Princess finished their work in about an hour.  They were then sent out to play.  Egee then started working on her other lessons.  She was content and not upset about being left finishing her work.  (Yay!)

Egee brushing out Princess' hair to put up in a braid. 

The boys playing the Wii after their school lessons were complete.

I wrangled everyone back in the house for lunch.  After lunch, we piled into the SUV and headed to the dealership for an oil change and tire rotation.  My four 'ducks' marched right into the waiting room and sat in a row.  I passed out electronics to keep everyone occupied.  After an hour and a half, complete boredom began to set in to all four.  The lady sitting next to us was amazed at how good they were.  No one openly complained of the endless wait.  They looked through magazines and talked quietly.

Waiting on the SUV.

Once the SUV was finished, I took the kids by Mickey D's to get an ice cream treat.  They were ecstatic and on a sugar high for the rest of the afternoon!

We rounded out the day with a trip to the dojo for Aikido practice.  A good way to end the day!

Attack line practice!