you might just have to improvise!
As homeschoolers, we can help each other by sharing successful ideas or events. Our group’s mother/son outing is a favorite. This marked our third consecutive year to stay overnight at a mountain 4H camp, and our first without rain.
On Friday night we gathered around a campfire, toasting marshmallows and building s’mores. The moms remained, talking and laughing, while the boys slipped away to the recreation hall, where we later discovered that they’d choreographed a dance for our entertainment.
I didn’t realize that my boys were killer hula-hoopers. They won both the older and younger boys’ competitions. My nine year old is a hula-hooping machine. When I commented that we didn’t even own one, he said, “I learned how at Walmart.” Huh? :-)
We were proud of the older boys and how they mentored the younger ones. This is a great bonding activity for the boys, the moms, and most importantly, the mothers and their sons.
I’m not sure why it took a homeschool meme last year to make me realize the importance of homeschool class pictures, but now my biggest regret is that we don’t have them for the first 16 years of our homeschool. This is the beginning of year 18 for us and our second year of class pics (here’s 2009).
If you homeschool, for goodness’ sakes don’t neglect this like we did for too long!
Can you say, “Growing up too fast!”?
The Bad and the Ugly:
Little sister combed out his hair. We cut it short today. The kids say it looks like Saturn in this picture. :-)
What about you? Do you take your own class pictures?