The other day, after school, we were all playing outside. The kids love to decorate the driveway with sidewalk chalk. They like to ride bikes, scooters, skateboards. They love chasing the dog, and she likes when the kids play frisbee with her.
This particular afternoon was not any different. Rea was riding up and down the driveway on her skateboard. I was goofing off on her bike. Buddy was drawing.
Bud wanted to see what would happen if I ran over a piece of the sidewalk chalk. Challenge accepted. The air in the tires absorbed the chalk and I rode smoothly over. Before I could stop it, Rea said she was going to go over it. On the skateboard. The skateboard that has solid wheels.
For Veterans Day this year, we went with a few friends to check out a local parade. The parade we hit up was the Martin County one, in Stuart. It was awesome. 45 solid minutes of parade movement.
While I appreciate all of the men and women who have serve and are serving, I am especially grateful to my friends, my Poppy and most of all, my husband. Thank you all so much.
Well, it is official. We survived our first week of homeschooling.
Lots of friends have been curious about it... I've been fielding a lot of questions all week. So, basically here's what I've learned this week:
We made the right choice.
It was a HUGE and SCARY step to actually pull Rea from school. It all happened so fast that I hardly had time to let it sink in. I'm grateful for that too, because I might have hesitated if I had waited longer.
This was definitely the right decision. As I said in my announcement post, Rea looked as if we lifted a weight off of her. She has been the sweetest, kindest, most helpful child since.
Rea is 9 and Buddy is 7. Everyday is an adventure with these two! I love them so much.