Tuesday, August 17, 2010

And Now the Fun Begins! (So What DO You Do All Day???)

So what’s a typical day like in the T household… Well, we usually rise when we’re ready (I get teased a lot about that) and then, depending on the day, we either have our outside-of-the-house activities, or we have our let’s-spend-the-day-at-home activities…

Last week, we spent a lot of time at home… Becca has been working hard on orders for her crocheted items, and I’ve been planning and organizing our homeschool activities. (Though we don’t following the typical “school year,” we tend to have lighter schedules in the summer, and resume a lot of our activities in the fall.) We’re looking forward to getting back to Becca’s art and drama classes, and maybe even singing lessons (for her).

Last week, we had our “We’re Still Staying Home to School” celebration at a local pool. The kids (and parents) got to spend five hours splashing, sliding, diving and swimming. The July and August birthday kids celebrated with Philly Swirls and other goodies. Our group was so big, when they got out of the pool to sing happy birthday, there were only about 10 people (total) left in the pool. All in all, 48 homeschoolers participated (moms, dads and kids). Everybody went home fried. A great time was had by all!

This week, Becca had a babysitting job (babysitting during the day!), we have our Funtown Fun Day (laser tag, mini-bowling, roller skating and arcade games), and we’ll hold a Mah Jongg game/instructional day with some of our homeschool/non-homeschooling friends.

(My mom was a Mah Jongg fanatic—the tile game, not the computer game. In turn, I became a Mah Jongg player, and I taught it to Bob and Becca. Becca is SO obsessed that if she doesn’t play it on a regular basis, she complains. We have a Yahoo Group comprised of Mah Jongg players and those who want to learn.)

It’s not an easy game to learn, but the rewards are great!

We find ourselves doing fewer and fewer “organized” field trips these days, but we do have many unplanned excursions. (We may take off for a trip to an Orlando mall, a beach day in Daytona, or even a mini field trip to Books-A-Million or a local restaurant.)

We find ourselves taking full advantage of lighter crowds, and fewer people out and about during the week, and tend to “hibernate” evenings, weekends and school holidays…


  1. Hi Linda!

    Welcome to the wild and wonderful world of blogging! (You're in my homeschool yahoo group.)

  2. This is my first year homeschooling and I love reading your blog :) I try to turn most of our outings in to something educational and I also love taking advantage of the smaller crowds during the week instead of the hustle and bustle during the weekends. We were at Funtown last Friday too.

  3. Love it, Kristina! (And thank you!) ;o)

    We still love making our outings educational, even with my daughter being in her teen years!

    Best of luck to you in the upcoming year, and please let me know if you have any questions...

    ~ Linda