Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Organizing Something for Homeschoolers? It’s Like Herding Cats!

Hogwarts Castle, Universal Islands of Adventure (Under Construction - February 2010)

So, I’m planning a field trip to Universal Islands of Adventure. We’re making a trip to go visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. (I love Harry.) We’ve waited until the weather cooled off, and the lines died down a little bit. And with the release of the new movie on November 19th, we figured late November/early December would be a perfect time.

Now, if you’ve never planned a field trip for a bunch of homeschoolers, well, you’ve never really lived.

Homeschoolers are a special breed. I’ve always said, there’s a REASON why we homeschool.

A lot of us like to do things our own way. And in our own time.

Now, that’s not to say that homeschoolers are disorganized. Or too relaxed. I know plenty of homeschool families that have strict regimens.

It’s not about that.

But I will tell you, that organizing homeschoolers is like, well, herding cats.

(No, not “hurting” cats. HERDING cats.)

You ever try to herd cats? Can’t be done.

Now, I’m sure I’m exaggerating, just a bit. But it is interesting trying to organize something for a homeschool group.

But that’s part of what makes us such a unique bunch.

So, back to planning. Wish me luck!!!


  1. You don't need luck!!! You got some mad skills at herding!!! ;) I am so not a planner(herder)...I am forever in debt to those who are, for setting up so many wonderful adventures we have been fortunate to go on!!! :)

  2. ;oD

    Aw, thanks, Jennifer!!!

    <3 Linda

  3. I used to be a very organized person. Whether it's because I'm older now and don't care as much as I used to, or because I've contracted ADHD from my daughter - I don't know the reason. But we still manage to function and that's all that matters. Loving your blog, Linda!

  4. Thanks, E!!!

    I feel the same way. I used to be so good at planning and organizing. Now it feels like I struggle through it...or sometimes I just don't even want to do it. I feel like I'm "just functioning" at times too!!!

    Hugs and many thanks,

  5. Love the post!!! So true :-) Homeschoolers really are unique and I know that is what makes them so incredible! We are all out of the box thinkers and get a group of out of the box thinkers to plan together can be quite interesting :-)

  6. So true, Mom to a 2e! And I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. ;o)

    ~ Linda

  7. November/December is usually a good time to visit. By then, it should be cool enough to really enjoy your time here.
    Have a Great Visit!

  8. Thanks for the input, TC. I was wondering what kind of crowds there will be...

    At least it will definitely be cooler! ;o)

    Thanks so much...

    ~ Linda