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First Day!
by hwblyf
July 11, 2013 at 2:54 PM

I decided to do a trial run to show my kids who are wanting to homeschool what it would be like.  We had a good day.  I'm feeling more confident, and I think I'll end up with all of my kids at home for this year.

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  • coala
    by coala
    July 11, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    I hope you have fun!!!

  • swim-mom72
    July 11, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    way to go

    First of all, your kids are all beautiful!! And so are your sunflowers : )

    Secondly, my kids were older when we did the ivory soap experiment, but they got a big kick out of it!! What did your kids think?

    And lastly, you can totally do this!!! Just hang in there. In a couple months you and your kids will be so happy to realize what a great decision this was.

  • hwblyf
    by hwblyf
    July 11, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Thank you!  I don't think it would be summer at our house without our sunflower hideaway.

    My oldest read the Ivory package before I opened it up and read that it floated, so we had to start our experiment time finding out if that was really true.  And then I had to send them to find a different bar soap in the house to see if it would float (Irish Springs, so it sank).  The kids were so excited by the experiment, they really loved seeing it.  I need to spend more time with the older kids to go over why it did that and would the Irish Springs have done the same.

    I'm a waffler.  I went out with a mom who convinced me to send my kids to a charter where she was sending her kids, and now I'm second guessing my homeschooling thing again.  Waffle, waffle, waffle....


    Quoting swim-mom72:

    way to go

    First of all, your kids are all beautiful!! And so are your sunflowers : )

    Secondly, my kids were older when we did the ivory soap experiment, but they got a big kick out of it!! What did your kids think?

    And lastly, you can totally do this!!! Just hang in there. In a couple months you and your kids will be so happy to realize what a great decision this was.



  • swim-mom72
    July 11, 2013 at 7:48 PM

     Are you a "waffler" by nature? Or is this something that is inclusive to your new venture of homeschooling??


    Quoting hwblyf:

    Thank you!  I don't think it would be summer at our house without our sunflower hideaway.

    My oldest read the Ivory package before I opened it up and read that it floated, so we had to start our experiment time finding out if that was really true.  And then I had to send them to find a different bar soap in the house to see if it would float (Irish Springs, so it sank).  The kids were so excited by the experiment, they really loved seeing it.  I need to spend more time with the older kids to go over why it did that and would the Irish Springs have done the same.

    I'm a waffler.  I went out with a mom who convinced me to send my kids to a charter where she was sending her kids, and now I'm second guessing my homeschooling thing again.  Waffle, waffle, waffle....

     

    Quoting swim-mom72:

    way to go

    First of all, your kids are all beautiful!! And so are your sunflowers : )

    Secondly, my kids were older when we did the ivory soap experiment, but they got a big kick out of it!! What did your kids think?

    And lastly, you can totally do this!!! Just hang in there. In a couple months you and your kids will be so happy to realize what a great decision this was.

     

     


     

  • Precious333
    July 11, 2013 at 7:53 PM
    Yay!!!!
  • hwblyf
    by hwblyf
    July 11, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    I think I'm a waffler in particular where it concerns my oldest.  I still don't know what's right for him, though we've found many things that are wrong for him.  And then, do I want to bring the other kids along on this adventure, only to have that be so completely wrong for them and have it disturb my oldest?  Yeah, I'm a waffler.


    Quoting swim-mom72:

     Are you a "waffler" by nature? Or is this something that is inclusive to your new venture of homeschooling??


    Quoting hwblyf:

    Thank you!  I don't think it would be summer at our house without our sunflower hideaway.

    My oldest read the Ivory package before I opened it up and read that it floated, so we had to start our experiment time finding out if that was really true.  And then I had to send them to find a different bar soap in the house to see if it would float (Irish Springs, so it sank).  The kids were so excited by the experiment, they really loved seeing it.  I need to spend more time with the older kids to go over why it did that and would the Irish Springs have done the same.

    I'm a waffler.  I went out with a mom who convinced me to send my kids to a charter where she was sending her kids, and now I'm second guessing my homeschooling thing again.  Waffle, waffle, waffle....


    Quoting swim-mom72:

    way to go

    First of all, your kids are all beautiful!! And so are your sunflowers : )

    Secondly, my kids were older when we did the ivory soap experiment, but they got a big kick out of it!! What did your kids think?

    And lastly, you can totally do this!!! Just hang in there. In a couple months you and your kids will be so happy to realize what a great decision this was.







  • oredeb
    by oredeb
    July 12, 2013 at 10:34 AM

     they look happy hwbly!!!!!! glad it was a good day! how old are the kids? look at those beautiful sunflowers!!! greaat pictures

    what are you using to homeschool with?

  • hwblyf
    by hwblyf
    July 12, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    They're 10, almost 9, 7, 6, 4.

    I'm assembling a hodge podge of things.  Life of Fred and some worksheets and games for math, literature, BOB books, handwriting worksheets, tons of library books, and a mess of science I find here there and everywhere.


    Quoting oredeb:

     they look happy hwbly!!!!!! glad it was a good day! how old are the kids? look at those beautiful sunflowers!!! greaat pictures

    what are you using to homeschool with?



  • kirbymom
    July 12, 2013 at 7:56 PM
    I will second this! So glad you and your family enjoyed your trial rub. Yay!!! :)


    Quoting swim-mom72:

    way to go


    First of all, your kids are all beautiful!! And so are your sunflowers : )


    Secondly, my kids were older when we did the ivory soap experiment, but they got a big kick out of it!! What did your kids think?


    And lastly, you can totally do this!!! Just hang in there. In a couple months you and your kids will be so happy to realize what a great decision this was.


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